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Conflict Incident Report

5 human smugglers responsible for Tyre incident arrested

Date of incident: 
October 23, 2015
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Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Military Intelligence
Lebanese Civilians

The army indicated that its Intelligence managed to apprehend this morning in Sidon a smuggling ring of five people, involved in the illegal trip to Turkey: A military navy patrol at dawn arrested a Lebanese boat smuggling 36 individuals to Turkey two miles off Tyre coast, a communiqué by the Lebanese army indicated on Friday. Migrants included 14 Palestinians coming from Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria, 21 Palestinians from Lebanon, and a Lebanese citizen, noting that the boat was made to fit for 10 people merely. Investigations are still underway.

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Secondary Category: 
Illicit Trade/Trafficking/Smuggling
Classification of conflict (primary): 
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.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
Individual acts of violence
Violent incidents which do not have a specific or a known political agenda but are caused by the general proliferation of weapons, of trained and untrained soldiers or militants, by the general inefficiency of the Justice system, and past-traditions and histories of violence within society.