Beirut – Man killed in family gunfight feud in Burj al-Barajneh

(The Daily Star, October 6, 2010)

A young man was killed on Tuesday in a family feud that escalated into armed fighting in Burj al-Barajneh. A dispute between a member of the Awad family and a member of the Miqdad family turned into a gunfight in the Beirut suburb which led to the death of Ali al-Miqdad, whose body was transferred to the Rasoul al-Azam hospital. Security forces cordoned off the area and launched investigations to pursue the culprits.