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Conflict Incident Report

Two Army patrols went under fire in Tripoli

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Tripoli Clashes (starting June 20, 2014)
Date of incident: 
October 17, 2014
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Armed militants
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)

"On Friday at 3;55 and 4;45 a.m. gunmen opened fire in Tripoli on two Army patrols and tossed a grenade towards Army positions. No casualties were reported," the Army directorate said. The Army responded to the sources of fire and is currently chasing perpetrators to arrest and bring them to justice.

Primary category: 
Clashes/Armed Conflict
Secondary 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.