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Conflict Incident Report

Army arrests Syrian in Qebb Elias on suspicion of belonging to terrorist organization

Date of incident: 
January 9, 2015
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Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)
Syrian Civilians/Refugees

On 09 Jan 15, an Army patrol arrested in the locality of Qebb Elias - Zahle a Syrian called Moussa Obeid Khodr on suspicion of belonging to a terrorist organization. An Army unit stormed his house in the outlying area of Ammiq and seized a number of grenades, weapons and light ammunition. The seizures have been handed over to the competent authority and investigation was initiated with the detainee.

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Classification of conflict (primary): 
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.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
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.