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Conflict Incident Report

Man arrested for stabbing in Akkar

Date of incident: 
August 25, 2018
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Lebanese Civilians

A man was hospitalized with 12 stab wounds after being attacked by a group of four people in the Akkar town of Birqayel, local media reported Saturday.

The man was transported to al-Yousif Hospital and was in critical condition.

According to local media, the main suspect, identified as Aa.Aa., was arrested. He was reportedly waging a vendetta dating back 30 years.

Vengeful assaults and killings are commonly reported in Lebanon, as feuds between families still stand in some villages, following a 15-year Civil War that ended in 1990 with a reconciliation established by the Taif Accord.

This security incident was mapped according to the closest possible location.
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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.