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Conflict Incident Report

2 Held as Army Seizes Truck of Gunmen who 'Threatened' Bishop

Date of incident: 
August 17, 2015
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)
Armed militants

An army force on Monday raided the town of Dar al-Wasaa, west of Baalbek, and seized a truck belonging to gunmen who last week “threatened” a bishop and a priest in the Bekaa region, state-run National News Agency reported. It said the red Tacoma pickup was used by the gunmen during last Monday's incident. Later on Monday, an army statement said troops arrested Hussein Mohammed Allam and Haitham Hammoud Nassereddine at a military checkpoint. “They were riding in a Tacoma pickup carrying no license plates and they tried to flee the checkpoint,” the statement said.
“A Kalashnikov rifle, its ammo, and military gear were seized in the truck,” it added.

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Secondary Category: 
Arms Storage/Smuggling
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.