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Conflict Incident Report

14 Syrian Nationals arrested in Sawiri

Date of incident: 
September 3, 2017
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Syrian Civilians/Refugees
Internal Security Forces (ISF)

On 03 Sep 17, the Internal Security Forces apprehended 14 Syrian Nationals in Sawiri village, Bekaa for attempting to enter the country illegally. They were arrested inside a silver BMW Jeep with tinted glass and no plates. They were later transferred to the relevant authorities.

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Classification of conflict (primary): 
Border conflicts (Syrian border)
Violations, disputes and/or conflicts arising between rival armed groups along the Lebanese/Syrian borders which involve parties or militant groups from the Lebanese and Syrian side in both Lebanon and Syria. These conflicts also encompass transnational groups (such as faith-based regional groups, e.g. ISIS, al-Nusra Front) that cannot be considered as strictly Syrian, Lebanese or of any other national entity.