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Conflict Incident Report

2 killed in Ain al-Hilweh cease-fire breach

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Tensions at Ain el-Helweh (starting August 7, 2014)
Date of incident: 
August 27, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
jund al-Sham
Palestinian Civilians/Refugees

Two people were killed overnight as militants from the Fatah Movement and Islamist group Jund al-Sham exchanged machine-gun fire at the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp in the southern city of Sidon. A Palestinian source told The Daily Star the brief clash broke out at the camp’s Bustan al-Quds-Safsaf area before midnight after suspicious movement was spotted by the feuding sides. The fatalities were identified as Radwan Abdel-Rahim, a member of the joint Palestinian security force, and Fadi Khalil, a camp resident. Clashes earlier this week between the Fatah Movement and Jund al-Sham were the fiercest in years. A fragile cease-fire was reached Tuesday but many fear further clashes.

Primary category: 
Clashes/Armed Conflict
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Power & governance conflicts
Violent or non-violent conflicts associated with antagonisms related to internal political tensions between local and/or national groups and parties. These tensions may be encouraged by internal, regional and international parties. Such conflicts are characterized by their defiance and/or opposition to central State power and governance.