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Conflict Incident Report

Army arrests 59 Syrians in north Lebanon

Date of incident: 
August 2, 2015
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Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)
Syrian Civilians/Refugees

The Lebanese Army arrested 59 Syrians in north Lebanon Sunday, the state-run National News Agency reported. The arrests came during raids by the Army on refugee settlements in the Akkar town of Jabal Akroum.The Syrians were arrested for a lack of identification papers, according to NNA. Troops also seized 29 unregistered motorcycles.

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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.