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Conflict Incident Report

Abduction in Kfeir

Date of incident: 
April 19, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Military Intelligence
Syrian Civilians/Refugees

On 19 Apr 16, in Kfeir, unidentified armed persons kidnapped two (2) Syrian nationals while herding their sheep. The Lebanese Army Intelligence succeeded in releasing them after a while.

Primary category: 
Hostage Taking Situation [inc. attempt, release]
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Individual acts of violence
Violent incidents which do not have a specific or a known political agenda but are caused by the general proliferation of weapons, of trained and untrained soldiers or militants, by the general inefficiency of the Justice system, and past-traditions and histories of violence within society.