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Conflict Incident Report

South Lebanon women sets fire to home after husband marries 2nd wife

Date of incident: 
October 25, 2016
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Lebanese Civilians

A Lebanese woman set her family's house on fire in a southern village after she discovered that her husband had married another woman.

According to a local source, the fire took place in the Tyre district village of Ain Baal.

The woman was identified as Aa. D., and her husband as H.A.

Civil Defense units put out the fire as Internal Security Forces opened an investigation into the incident.

It was unclear if anyone was inside the house at the time of the fire.

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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.