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Conflict Incident Report

Families of detained persons in Syria join AlAhmed family sit-in

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Arsal Conflict (starting August 2, 2014)
Date of incident: 
October 8, 2014
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Families of abducted soldiers [Arsal Clashes]

The family of Mohammad Hussein Al-Ahmad --detained in Syria--, closed the road in Wadi Khaled region in Akkar at the entrance of the border Boukaiaa village by burning tires.
Mohammad's mother called upon the General Security Chief, Major- General Abbas Ibrahim, to work to release her son, especially that they had information that he is at one of the security stations in Syria.

Later, the families of the soldier Mohammad Khaled Al-Assaad and the citizen Imad Mohammad Al-Assaad, both detained in Syria, joined Al-Ahmad's family, saying they would escalate their moves if no actions were taken to release their sons.

Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Policy conflicts
Conflicts associated with political decisions, government or state policies regarding matters of public concern, such as debates concerning law reforms, electoral laws, and protests of the government’s political decisions, among others.
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.