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Conflict Incident Report

Altercation in front of the tents of the families of the kidnapped soldiers in Riad El Solh

Date of incident: 
August 28, 2017
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Committee of the Families of Kidnapped and Disappeared in Lebanon
Lebanese Civilians

On 28 Aug 17, a sharp dispute and altercation over the responsibility of the death of the abducted soldiers has reached a conflict between persons from different parties in front of the tenst in Riad El Solh central Beirut.

Primary category: 
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Border conflicts (Syrian border)
Violations, disputes and/or conflicts arising between rival armed groups along the Lebanese/Syrian borders which involve parties or militant groups from the Lebanese and Syrian side in both Lebanon and Syria. These conflicts also encompass transnational groups (such as faith-based regional groups, e.g. ISIS, al-Nusra Front) that cannot be considered as strictly Syrian, Lebanese or of any other national entity.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
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.