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Conflict Incident Report

Italian soldier from UNIFIL found dead in Shamaa

Date of incident: 
August 12, 2014
Death toll: 
1 person
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 

UNIFIL spokesperson, Andrea Tenenti, on Tuesday said that an Italian soldier belonging to UNIFIL was found dead morning at his military base in Shamaa, the western strip.

Tenenti said that investigations were ongoing in this regard with the Lebanese authorities.

Primary category: 
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.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
Border conflicts (Israeli border)
Violations, disputes and/or conflicts instigated by Israeli intrusions on Lebanese national territories, airspace, and territorial waters. While there currently is no Israeli military occupation on Lebanese soil, these events are classified as violations of Lebanese sovereignty and are indicative of the continuous tensions between Lebanon and Israel.