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Conflict Incident Report

LAF freed an abducted person in Britel

Date of incident: 
July 17, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)
Lebanese Civilians

On 17 July 15, in Britel, the Lebanese Army Forces (LAF) freed an abducted person (Mohammed Abou Jakh - Manager at al-Mawarid Bank who was kidnapped early this week at a gunpoint near al-Rawda) after raiding the house where he was detained.

Primary category: 
Hostage Taking Situation [inc. attempt, release]
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.