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Conflict Incident Report

22 people arrested on suspicion of belonging to terrorist organizations

Date of incident: 
September 25, 2014
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Syrian Civilians/Refugees

As a result of the security operations carried out by the army this morning in the vicinity of the town of Arsal, 22 people were arrested on suspicion of belonging to terrorist organizations which partook in the fighting against the army, a communiqué by Army Command-Guidance Directorate said.
Another 36 people were arrested for illegally entering the Lebanese territories and for lack of possessing identification papers, communiqué added.

Investigations were launched with the arrested persons under the supervision of the concerned court.

Primary category: 
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.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
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.