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Conflict Incident Report

Gas station, two houses, and a car burned to ashes during night clashes in Hourtala

Date of incident: 
March 29, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

BEIRUT: An armed fight erupted overnight Monday between members of Al-Masri family in east Lebanon over previous disputes. The state-run National News Agency reported that a gas station and two houses belonging to Hatem and Hussein Hatem Al-Masri respectively, and a Jeep vehicle were set on fire in the Bekka village of Hor Taala. Heavy and medium weapons were used in the battle between members of the Masri family over last month's death of Ali Shawqi Al-Masri. Ali was killed in February after being shot in the neck during a dispute with other family members.

This security incident was mapped according to the closest possible location.
Primary category: 
Clashes/Armed Conflict
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.