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Conflict Incident Report

Clash between Grand Serail guards, kidnapped soldiers' families

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Arsal Conflict (starting August 2, 2014)
Date of incident: 
December 16, 2014
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Families of abducted soldiers [Arsal Clashes]

A clash took place between the Grand Serail guards and the family of the kidnapped soldiers, the NNA correspondent reported.

The guards prevented the soldiers' relatives from burning tires and reaching the Serail's main entrance, while the Crisis Management Cell was in session under Premier Salam's chairmanship.

Primary category: 
Clashes/Armed Conflict
Secondary Category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Policy conflicts
Conflicts associated with political decisions, government or state policies regarding matters of public concern, such as debates concerning law reforms, electoral laws, and protests of the government’s political decisions, among others.
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.