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Conflict Incident Report

Fugitive Killed in Clash with Army in al-Taybeh

Date of incident: 
October 20, 2015
Death toll: 
1 person
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)
Armed militants

A fugitive was killed Tuesday in an exchange of gunfire with the army in the Baalbek area of al-Taybeh, the military said in a statement.
It said troops opened fire at the plateless SUV of the fugitive, Hussein Ali Sawwan, after he failed to stop at a checkpoint and tried to run over one of the soldiers.
Sawwan succumbed to his injuries at a hospital in the region after being wounded in the shooting, the army added.
It noted that the man had been sentenced to hard labor on charges of murdering a person and that he was wanted on multiple arrest warrants.
“A Kalashnikov machinegun and a quantity of ammunition were seized from his car and Military Police has launched a probe into the incident,” the army said.

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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.