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Conflict Incident Report

Ersal resident kidnapped in Ouzai

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Arsal Conflict (starting August 2, 2014)
Date of incident: 
September 20, 2014
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Army
Lebanese Civilians

Ersal Citizen, Abdallah Mohamad Sultan, was kidnapped Saturday evening from the area of Ouzai in Beirut. Army Intelligence underwent a series of measures in tracking down the kidnapped, which were crowned with success, whereby the kidnapped was freed and is now in the Army's safe custody, a Lebanese Army communiqué indicated a while ago.

Primary category: 
Hostage Taking Situation [inc. attempt, release]
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.