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Conflict Incident Report

Army arrests 1 in Baalbek for belonging to terrorist group

Date of incident: 
April 5, 2016
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Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)

NNA - The Directorate of Lebanese Army Guidance has issued on Saturday the following communiqué: In the wake of stringent security measures implemented by the army all over the country, Army Intelligence operatives have arrested in Baalbek Omar Ahmad Awad on suspicion of gun running of weapons and ammunitions to a terrorist group and connecting with a Syrian terrorist nicknamed "Abu Malek" and other dangerous terrorists wanted by the army.
أعلنت قيادة الجيش مديرية التوجيه أنه "في إطار الإجراءات الأمنية التي ينفذها الجيش في مختلف المناطق اللبنانية، أوقفت دورية تابعة لمديرية المخابرات في منطقة بعلبك بتاريخ 5/4/2016، المواطن (ع. أ. ع.) لإرتباطه بمجموعات إرهابية، وإقدامه على تهريب أسلحة وذخائر لمصلحة إحداها، وعلاقته المباشرة بـ(الإرهابي السوري "أ. م." الملقب بـ"أبي مالك")، وتواصله مع الإرهابيين المطلوبين (ع. إ. ص.) و(م. ج.) الملقب بـ(محمد دورة)، بالإضافة إلى إقدامه على مقاومة رجال الأمن وإطلاق نار وحيازة أسلحة وذخائر حربية".

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Secondary Category: 
Arms Storage/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.