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Conflict Incident Report

Police arrest 2 men suspected of forming car theft ring

Date of incident: 
June 30, 2017
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Judicial Police - ISF

A unit from the Judicial police apprehended two suspects in Baalbeck’s Brital in east Lebanon for the armed theft of a number of cars, an Internal Security Forces’ statement said. The suspects, 17-year-old M.I. and 30-year-old J.I., are of Lebanese nationality, according to the ISF. The statement added that the two would routinely call car rental offices and ask for a car with a driver to meet them at a given address before ambushing the driver and making off with the car.

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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.