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Conflict Incident Report

Clashes between Army and masked militants in Tripoli

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Tripoli Clashes (starting June 20, 2014)
Date of incident: 
August 5, 2014
Death toll: 
1 person
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Armed militants
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)

Clashes broke out on Monday night between the Lebanese Army deployed at the entrances of Tebaneh and masked gunmen, once Muslim scholars in the Bekaa were reported wounded, NNA field reporter said. Sheikhs Salem Rafii, Jalal Kalash and Nabil Halabi were wounded on Monday -Tuesday night while they were entering the battered city of Arsal, NNA field reporter said. Army units went under fire at the entrance of the Tripoli's vegetable market, but no casualties were reported. The Army responded to the source of fire, albeit skirmishes continued until early morning hours. A young girl, Mariam Lababidi, (8 years) succumbed to her wounds on Tuesday after she was shot in the head in Tebaneh clashes, NNA field reporter said. Also, a Syrian national was wounded and taken to the Hospital for treatment.

Primary category: 
Clashes/Armed Conflict
Classification of conflict (primary): 
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.