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Conflict Incident Report

One person killed for failing to comply with Army orders at a checkpoint in west Baalbek

Date of incident: 
October 26, 2014
Death toll: 
1 person
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)
Lebanese Civilians

Selim Mahmoud Shamas (Lebanese citizen) was killed on Sunday for failing to comply with Lebanese Army orders to stop at a checkpoint in west Baalbek, which forced them to shoot at him.

Primary category: 
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Power & governance conflicts
Violent or non-violent conflicts associated with antagonisms related to internal political tensions between local and/or national groups and parties. These tensions may be encouraged by internal, regional and international parties. Such conflicts are characterized by their defiance and/or opposition to central State power and governance.