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Conflict Incident Report

Shooting towards EDL transformer in Zahle and electrical blackout

Associated Timeline/Case: 
EDL Conflict (starting July 11, 2014)
Date of incident: 
February 7, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 

On 07 Feb 15, after less than 24 hours of installing the new switch transformers, which have been sabotaged by shooting last week in Dhour Zahle and Highway Zahle - Chtaura, and the restoration of the 24hours electricity feed in the area, unidentified persons sabotaged and fired shots towards a third transformer feeder causing full damage and blackout. According to EDL , this sabotage continues with the plan of interrupting the 24hours electricity feed.

Primary category: 
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.
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.