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Conflict Incident Report

North Lebanon prison on alert after inmate steals keys

Date of incident: 
October 1, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Internal Security Forces (ISF)

TRIPOLI, Lebanon: Guards and police were on high alert in the Qibbeh prison in north Lebanon’s Tripoli after an inmate managed to steal a set of cell keys.

A source told The Daily Star that the Internal Security Forces began a search operation at the detention center to locate the stolen keys.

Families members were barred from visiting inmates due to the security measures, prompting them to rally outside the facility.

Families are normally allowed to visit their relatives at the facility on Saturdays.

Primary category: 
Military/Security Forces Deployment
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.