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Conflict Incident Report

Young men in Saida altercation with ISF over Ashoura security measures

Date of incident: 
October 9, 2016
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Internal Security Forces (ISF)
Lebanese Civilians

On 09 Oct 16, an altercation erupted in the Saida suburb of Haret Saida between the Internal Security Forces (ISF) and a number of young men over the closure of a key road leading to a Shiite mosque during a Ashoura ceremony.

This security incident was mapped according to the closest possible location.
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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.