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Conflict Incident Report

3 Syrians, one Lebanese abducted in Jabal el Sheikh

Date of incident: 
April 18, 2016
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Syrian Civilians/Refugees
Lebanese Civilians

On 18 Apr 16, members of the so called "Free Syrian" army abducted three Syrians and one Lebanese in an ambush set up in Jabal el Sheikh Heights. The Lebanese citizen was released whereas the other three Syrians were still arrested.

*Please note that due to the unavailability of the exact location specified in the report, this security incident was mapped according to the closest possible location.

Secondary Category: 
Hostage Taking Situation [inc. attempt, release]
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.