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Conflict Incident Report

Young girl abducted in Nabatieh when car is stolen

Date of incident: 
March 11, 2017
Death toll: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians

BEIRUT: Police returned to safety a young girl who was abducted when her mother’s car was stolen in south Lebanon on day before.

E.A., 6, was sitting in her mother’s Range Rover at Nabatieh Market on Saturday when an unidentified man jumped into the car and drove off.

The girl said the thief drove fast while she was in the car and dropped her off in a Bekaa town she did not know.

She said she was treated well and was not subject to abuse.

The child's mother, Dina Qanso, denied rumors that her ex-husband’s family might have been behind the incident.


Primary category: 
Secondary Category: 
Hostage Taking Situation [inc. attempt, release]
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.