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Conflict Incident Report

Clash in Ain el Helwe following Army, ISF Information Branch raid

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Tensions at Ain el-Helweh (starting August 7, 2014)
Date of incident: 
December 11, 2014
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
ISF Intelligence Branch
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)
Palestinian Civilians/Refugees

A clash took place on Thursday in Ain el Helwe during a raid carried out by the Lebanese Army and the ISF Information Branch to the shop of Abbas D. During the raid, the son of Abbas -- who is a member of the Resistance Brigades -- shot against the security forces, causing them to respond to the fire. There were zero injuries. The Army cordoned off the area instantly and is currently chasing the perpetrator.

The situation in Ain el Helwe was tensed as heavy gunfire were heard. The ISF Information Branch conducted raid operations in search of the shooters.

Primary category: 
Secondary Category: 
Clashes/Armed Conflict
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.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
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.