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Conflict Incident Report

Several road blocks in Beirut's southern suburbs, central Bekaa and the North

Date of incident: 
September 6, 2014
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Local Residents

The traffic control chamber reported Saturday evening that the old airport road has been cut-off to traffic at Coqodi area, in addition to the Choueifat-Khaldi road, in protest against circulated news of the slaughter of another army soldier at the hands of "Daesh".

A group of angry young men also cut-off Ablah highway using burning tires in wake of said news.

Furthermore, a state of anger currently prevails along Ablah-Arsal highway, as a number of young men gathered in attempt to cut-off the highway.

Primary category: 
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
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.