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Conflict Incident Report

Clash between young men from Btedei and Al Jaafar family

Date of incident: 
December 21, 2014
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Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)

A clash took place Sunday between young men from the town of Btedei and 3 men from Al Jaafar family, in wake of accusing the latter of attacking a vehicle on Iaat - Deir Ahmar Highway driven by young men from the town of Shlifa, NNA correspondent in Baalbek reported.

As a result, Army units intervened immediately setting-up roadblocks along Btedei, Deir Ahmar and Shlifa.

Ahmed Sobhi Jaafar, a prominent member of Al Jaafar, denounced the attack and asserted that the family had nothing to do with it.

Baalbek and Deir Ahmar Maronite Bishop, Semaan Atallah, also considered that "there are certain people seeking to create discord and revive instincts, which is not acceptable," stressing that "the State is the one to put an end to such attempts."

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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.