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Conflict Incident Report

4 Daesh sleeper cell members arrested in Metn

Date of incident: 
January 2, 2019
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)
Syrian Civilians/Refugees
Islamic State (IS); Daech *

The Lebanese Army Wednesday announced the arrest of members of an alleged Daesh (ISIS) sleeper cell operating out of Metn and North Lebanon.

The Army said it had arrested four Syrian nationals affiliated with the terrorist group following an intelligence operation undertaken across Lebanon during the holiday period.

This security incident was mapped according to the closest possible location.
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.