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Conflict Incident Report

British diplomat found dead in Metn highway

Date of incident: 
December 16, 2017
Death toll: 
1 person
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

British diplomat Rebecca Dykes, who was found dead along the Metn expressway.
The killer is identified as taxi driver Tareq H.; he has confessed to the crime.

In details, Tareq had picked up Dykes -- a 30-year-old diplomat working the British Embassy in Lebanon -- from Gemayze on Friday night, and drove her to the said highway where he attempted to rape her, before dumping strangling her and dumping her body on the road.

The Information Branch managed to identify and arrest the killer after his car was caught by the Traffic Management Center's road monitoring cameras.

Primary category: 
Secondary Category: 
Gender Based Violence [inc. sexual violence]
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.