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Conflict Incident Report

3 men arrested for robbery and assault

Date of incident: 
December 5, 2017
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
State Security
Lebanese Civilians
Syrian Civilians/Refugees

State Security has arrested three men suspected of impersonating State Security personnel while committing robbery and assault, a statement from the directorate reported.

The arrests were made in south Lebanon’s Tyre following an appeal for information by Internal Security Forces regarding the case last Wednesday.

The statement identified the suspects as two Lebanese brothers M.A. and A.A. and Syrian national Bashir H. They stand accused of impersonating state security to commit theft and robbery and of assaulting several Syrian nationals in the Tyre town of Bass.

The men reportedly wore State Security uniforms and set up fake checkpoints in order to rob unsuspecting victims in Aley’s Choueifat, especially targeting Syrians, according to the statement..

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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.