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Conflict Incident Report

Lebanese citizen kidnapped, his car found in Majdal Tarshish

Date of incident: 
August 6, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

On 06 Aug 15, a man was kidnapped at dawn on the road of Mazraat Yachouh, Metn province. He was on his way to his house in Bekfaya coming back from his friend's house in Mtayleb when unknown persons attacked and kidnapped him. His car, Toyota Cruiser, was found in Majdel Tarshish. Later on reports stated that a ransom of 1,000,000US Dollars was demanded by the kidnappers to release him.

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.