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Conflict Incident Report

The Army arrested a smuggler in east Lebanon

Date of incident: 
July 9, 2017
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Military Intelligence
Syrian Civilians/Refugees

A suspect was arrested on smuggling charges by the Army Information branch. In a statement, the Army said that K.H. was arrested during a raid on his house in Majdal Anjar, a town in Zahle.

He is wanted for smuggling foreigners between Lebanon and Syria, in addition to engaging in gunfire exchanges.

Forty-four Syrians were arrested with him, and two cars were confiscated. The suspects were referred to the judiciary for further investigation.

This security incident was mapped according to the closest possible location.
Primary category: 
Secondary Category: 
Illicit Trade/Trafficking/Smuggling
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.