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Conflict Incident Report

3 arrested for conducting financial operations for militants

Date of incident: 
May 21, 2015
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Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)
Syrian Civilians/Refugees
Lebanese Civilians

On 21 May 15, three people were arrested on charges of conducting “major financial operations” for the benefit of Syria-based armed groups. Lebanese national Mohammed Dahrouj and Syrian Nationals Ahmed Najjar and Ayman Ghotmeh were arrested by the Intelligence Directorate in Beirut on suspicion of conducting financial operations on behalf of militant groups operating in Syria. The detainees confessed to transferring huge sums of money from Lebanon and other countries to Syria in a crooked manner. The detainee Dahrouj had been previously arrested on charges of transferring rocket-propelled grenades. Sums of money have been seized as a probe got underway under the supervision of the relevant judicial authorities.

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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.