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Conflict Incident Report

Ain el-Hilweh resident arrested for militant links

Date of incident: 
July 18, 2017
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Palestinian Civilians/Refugees
State Security
Islamic State (IS); Daech *
Jabhat Fateh al-Sham

A resident of the Ain al-Hilweh Palestinian camp in south Lebanon was arrested by State Security for fighting alongside extremist groups. During interrogation, the suspect, B.A., confessed to having pledged allegiance to both Daesh (ISIS) and the Jabhat Fatah al-Sham – formerly known as the Nusra Front. He also revealed he had participated in combat on behalf of the militant groups and admitted to shooting inside the camp.

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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.
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.