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Conflict Incident Report

Badr Disappears in Ain el-Helweh after Lino's Pledge to Kill him

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Tensions at Ain el-Helweh (starting August 7, 2014)
Date of incident: 
August 4, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Palestinian Groups
Palestinian Civilians/Refugees

A member of an extremist group has disappeared in the Palestinian refugee camp of Ain el-Hilweh after pledges made by Palestinian Armed Struggle chief Brig. Gen. Mahmoud Issa to kill him, al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Tuesday. The daily said that Bilal Badr, who was accused of assassinating Fatah official Col. Talal al-Ordoni last month, is nowhere to be found. Issa, also known as al-Lino, has vowed to seek justice for the killing of al-Ordoni, a longtime friend.

Primary category: 
Hostage Taking Situation [inc. attempt, release]
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.