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Conflict Incident Report

2 arrested in north Lebanon for links to Nusra

Date of incident: 
March 13, 2015
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State Security
Lebanese Civilians
Armed militants

Members of State Security Friday apprehended two residents of north Lebanon suspected of having links with Islamist militants, a security source told The Daily Star.

The source said the two arrested men are Lebanese nationals and identified them as Abdel Salam Mostapha al-Ali and Ahmad al-Sheikh from Wadi Khaled, in Akkar region on Lebanon’s northern border with Syria.

The two men are suspected of having connections with Nusra Front, the Al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria and one of the main Islamist rebel groups fighting against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad.

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Power & governance conflicts
Violent or non-violent conflicts associated with antagonisms related to internal political tensions between local and/or national groups and parties. These tensions may be encouraged by internal, regional and international parties. Such conflicts are characterized by their defiance and/or opposition to central State power and governance.