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Conflict Incident Report

Eight armed masked men steal quarry tools in Arsal, leave threat note

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Arsal Conflict (starting August 2, 2014)
Date of incident: 
December 4, 2014
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 

Eight armed and masked men in two pickup vehicles (a GMC and a black Takoma) stole on Thursday the tools of the quarry belonging to Bilal Mahmoud Hojairy in Arsal's Wady Zaarour, as our correspondent reported.

The robbers told the workers of the quarry to notify the owner that they "want his head" for collaborating with the army.

Primary category: 
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.