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Conflict Incident Report

Qalamoun Highway cutoff once again following news of second soldier's slaughter

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Arsal Conflict (starting August 2, 2014)
Date of incident: 
September 6, 2014
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Families of abducted soldiers [Arsal Clashes]

Family of the kidnapped Army soldier, Ibrahim Samir Moeit, ventured into cutting-off Qalamoun Highway in both directions, once again, in wake of news of another Army soldier's murder at the hands of "Daesh". A number of media sites reported earlier that the so-called Islamic State's Qalamoun Sector had declared in a statement that one of the kidnapped soldiers in Arsal attempted to escape their imprisonment Saturday. However, and after shooting at "Daesh" members while trying to flee, the soldier was re-captured and slaughtered at the hands of Daesh.

Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Secondary Category: 
Hostage Taking Situation [inc. attempt, release]
Classification of conflict (primary): 
Policy conflicts
Conflicts associated with political decisions, government or state policies regarding matters of public concern, such as debates concerning law reforms, electoral laws, and protests of the government’s political decisions, among others.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
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.