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Conflict Incident Report

Armed clash sparks between Msheik, Z'ayter clansmen in Choueifat

Date of incident: 
April 30, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

NNA - Msheik - Z'ayter clansmen deployed assorted weaponry in their overnight clashes in Choueifat wasteland, NNA field reporters said today. Clansmen sporting AK 47s and RPGs could be seen all over the place with no immediate word on damage or casualties, the same reporters concluded.

Primary category: 
Heavy Artillery [inc.rocket attacks]
Secondary 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.
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.