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Conflict Incident Report

Army shells militants on the move near Arsal

Date of incident: 
January 17, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Syrian Civilians/Refugees
Armed militants

A Kuwaiti national Muhsen al-Majed, has just been kidnapped from his ranch in Qabb Elias by three unidentified gunmen who bundled him into a waiting car, NNA field reporters said today.
The same gunmen also took in the process a Syrian genitor hostage for a few hours before shooting him in the feet before setting away with the Kuwaiti victim, the same reporters added.
Meanwhile, policemen mounted a manhunt by cordoning off the area, NNA reporters concluded.

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.