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Conflict Incident Report

Drug Dealer Arrested in Dahiyeh after Exchange of Fire

Date of incident: 
August 13, 2016
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Internal Security Forces (ISF)
Lebanese Civilians

On 13 Aug 16, Internal Security Forces reported that they arrested a man in Beirut's southern suburb, on charges of smuggling narcotics. The ISF obtained information stating that two people were smuggling narcotics in Tahwitat al-Ghadir in Beirut's southern suburb. An exchange of fire erupted when one of the suspects opened gunfire from his pistol at police members when the latter ordered them to stop. However, police managed to arrest one of the suspects while another managed to flee to an unknown destination.

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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.