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Conflict Incident Report

29 Syrians detained in Zghorta

Date of incident: 
October 17, 2017
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)
Syrian Civilians/Refugees
The Lebanese Army detained 29 Syrians in the Zgharta town of Meryata as tension between locals and refugees continue to rise after the grisly murder of a local woman, allegedly by a Syrian man.
The murder of Rayya Chidiac, on September 22, have led to a widespread crackdown on refugees, with restrictions on their movement being put in place.
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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.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
Conflicts of social discrimination
Violent and unjust treatment of different categories of people and individuals based on race, age, gender or sexuality, committed by the State, groups and individuals, related to a lack of protection and rights, inefficiency of the Justice system and persisting social and economic vulnerabilities.