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Conflict Incident Report

Fire shooting, bombs in Tripoli in protest to Houssam Sabbagh detention

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Tripoli Clashes (starting June 20, 2014)
Date of incident: 
July 20, 2014
Number of Injured: 
1 person
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Armed militants

Fire shooting and sonic bombs were heard a while after Saturday midnight in some regions in Tripoli, mainly Bab Al-Tabbaneh and Al-Koubbeh, in protest to the arrest of Sheikh Houssam Al-Sabbagh, who has been detained over carrying out terrorist actions. The field correspondent also mentioned that a grenade thrown at Al-Mankoubine crossroad injured the Palestinian national R.SH. who was transferred to one of Tripoli hospitals.

Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Secondary Category: 
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.