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Conflict Incident Report

Clash escalates into shooting in Lailaky

Date of incident: 
February 9, 2017
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Lebanese Civilians

NNA - A squabble between men from Zoayter family and others from Raheel family in Beirut's southern suburb (Dahyeh) escalated into a shooting, leaving cars and property in the Lailaky area damaged. 

The kidnapping of a girl from Raheel family instigated the clash. 

The armed men left the streets once news of security forces arriving spread through the neighborhood. 

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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.