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Conflict Incident Report

Free Army Commander dies of his wounds after being shot at in Arsal

Date of incident: 
August 14, 2015
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Armed militants

The dissident General Abdullah Hussein Al Rifai, Free Army Commander in Arsal and its Highlands, died of his serious wounds after being shot at in the town's square, NNA Correspondent in Baalbeck reported on Friday.

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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.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
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.