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Conflict Incident Report
Taalbaya highway blocked to traffic
Arsal Conflict (starting August 2, 2014)
Date of incident:
October 18, 2014
Number of Injured:
Families of abducted soldiers [Arsal Clashes]
Taalbaya/Zahleh highway is reportedly closed to traffic in protest against the overnight kidnapping of two members of Al-Hujairi clan of Arsal.
Collective Action [inc. protests, solidarity movements...]
Classification of conflict (primary):
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.