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Conflict Incident Report

Army arrests 121 Syrians in raid on northern Lebanon refugee camp

Date of incident: 
October 29, 2018
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Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)
Syrian Civilians/Refugees

The Lebanese Army raided the Syrian refugee settlement of Wadi al-Araneb northeast of Arsal and arrested 121 Syrian nationals.

The statement said that 21 of the suspects were arrested on the basis of existing warrants from the judiciary, 49 were arrested for unlawful entry to the country, 46 were arrested for “walking around” with expired papers and that five were arrested for not having identification documents at all

This security incident was mapped according to the closest possible location.
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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.
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Conflicts of social discrimination
Violent and unjust treatment of different categories of people and individuals based on race, age, gender or sexuality, committed by the State, groups and individuals, related to a lack of protection and rights, inefficiency of the Justice system and persisting social and economic vulnerabilities.