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Conflict Incident Report

5 held after kid slips through Airport Security

Date of incident: 
September 3, 2016
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Lebanese Civilians
General Security

On 03 Sep 16, five people were detained in connection with the bizarre incident of the 12-year-old kid who managed to breach security procedures at Beirut's Rafik Hariri International Airport and board a plane to Turkey. State Commissioner to the Military Court Judge Saqr Saqr has launched an investigation into the incident of the child Khaled al-Shobti, 12, who boarded an Istanbul-bound plane from the Rafik Hariri International Airport. He ordered the arrest of five police and General Security members and airport employees over “negligence” charges, it added. According to a statement issued by the airport's administration, the child sneaked through several checkpoints and managed to board a Turkey-bound Middle East Airlines plane although he was not carrying a passport or a boarding pass.

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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.