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02 Aug 2019 | 05:07 PM UTC

Lebanon: Gunfire reported in Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian camp (Sidon) after killing August 2

Lebanon News Alert

Gunfire reported in Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp (Sidon) after unidentified gunmen kill protester August 2; further unrest possible over the coming hours and days

TIMEFRAME expected from 8/2/2019, 12:00 AM until 8/4/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Beirut). COUNTRY/REGION Sidon

Event

Gunfire has been reported in the Al-Sifsaf area of Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp in Sidon on Friday, August 2, after unidentified gunmen killed a protester marching in the Ras al-Ahmar area of the camp earlier in the day. Conflicting reports variously claimed the gunfire was connected to clashes in the camp following the killings or came from members of the deceased victim's family, mourning the incident. The victim was reportedly a member of the Islamist Osbat al-Ansar militia.

Further unrest is possible in the area over the coming hours and days.  

Advice

Individuals in the Sidon area are advised to monitor developments, avoid the vicinity of the Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian refugee camp, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities and their home governments.

 

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