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Conflict Incident Report

Army arrests 23 Syrians in east, north Lebanon

Date of incident: 
July 24, 2015
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Syrian Civilians/Refugees
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)

The Army arrested 23 Syrian nationals in east and north Lebanon, mostly for lacking identification papers, the military said in a statement. The statement said the suspects were detained by Army units in the Zahle district town of Taanayel and the village of Bhenin in the Minyeh-Dinnieh district in the north. The Army said “some” of the detainees were “suspected of belonging to terrorist organizations,” while others were arrested for illegally entering the country.

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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.