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Conflict Incident Report

47 Syrians arrested for illegal entry into Lebanon

Date of incident: 
July 8, 2017
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Syrian Civilians/Refugees
Internal Security Forces (ISF)

The Internal Security Forces announced Monday that 60 Syrians were arrested over the past 48 hours for entering Lebanon illegally.

On Sunday, in the Western Bekaa town of Suweiri, the ISF arrested 47 Syrians, seven of who were children under the age of 10.

Earlier on Monday, the ISF arrested 13 Syrians who crossed into Lebanon illegally on two vehicles at the Dahr al-Baidar checkpoint in east Lebanon.

The 13 Syrians were in a Jeep Cherokee and a SsangYong van.

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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.