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Conflict Incident Report

Unknown culprits burn tent of Syrian family in Mshaha

Date of incident: 
December 6, 2014
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Syrian Civilians/Refugees

Unknown assailants burned down the tent of a Syrian family in the locality of Moughraq in the outskirts of the town of Mshaha, NNA field correspondent to Akar reported on Saturday.

The attack comes in the aftermath of a statement circulating since dawn yesterday in said town calling upon all Syrians to leave Mshaha. The statement was signed by the youth of Mshaha. This prompted the anger of the town's municipality, which called on security forces to uncover the people behind the statement and said it would not tolerate any attack on a person Syrian or Lebanese.

The number of Syrian refugees in the town of Mshaha totals 3500, while the town's original people amount to 6000. The municipal council took a decision a month ago not to receive anymore Syrian refugees.

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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.
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Conflicts of social discrimination
Violent and unjust treatment of different categories of people and individuals based on race, age, gender or sexuality, committed by the State, groups and individuals, related to a lack of protection and rights, inefficiency of the Justice system and persisting social and economic vulnerabilities.