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Conflict Incident Report

A Lebanese-Syrian clash escalated into road blocking near Nabatieh

Date of incident: 
August 27, 2017
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Lebanese Civilians
Syrian Civilians/Refugees
A clash between residents of the Nabatieh town of Sir al-Gharbiyeh and a number of Syrian refugees has left several people wounded from both sides.
The violence erupted after a verbal dispute between a Syrian national and young men from the town. It escalated into a fistfight involving sharp objects. 
A group of young men then gathered and attacked the Syrians, blocking the public road that links Sir al-Gharbiyeh to the town of al-Qusaibeh.
This security incident was mapped according to the closest possible location.
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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 (Syrian border)
Violations, disputes and/or conflicts arising between rival armed groups along the Lebanese/Syrian borders which involve parties or militant groups from the Lebanese and Syrian side in both Lebanon and Syria. These conflicts also encompass transnational groups (such as faith-based regional groups, e.g. ISIS, al-Nusra Front) that cannot be considered as strictly Syrian, Lebanese or of any other national entity.