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Conflict Incident Report

Gunmen slightly wound two soldiers in Baalbek's Sharawneh

Date of incident: 
May 6, 2015
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)
Armed militants

On 06 May 15, an army post in al-Sharawneh neighborhood in the Bekaa city of Baalbek was targeted by gunfire. Two soldiers were slightly injured. The attack compelled the army unit to respond to the sources of fire and stage patrols in search of gunmen. It was pointed out that a suspect was detained and a weapon was seized from his possession as the army is pursuing the remaining suspects. Patrols were carried out in the area.

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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.