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Conflict Incident Report

Army raids suspected locations in Tripoli, detains 20 armed persons

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Tripoli Clashes (starting June 20, 2014)
Date of incident: 
September 25, 2014
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Armed militants
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)

The Army Command - Orientation Directorate issued on Thursday the following statement: "The Army units deployed in the city of Tripoli have been conducting, since this morning, raids of a number of locations to find suspects involved in aggressive acts against citizens and Army elements during the past few days. The Army managed to arrest 20 of the suspects, and seized in their possession quantities of weapons, ammunition and military equipment." "The detainees were handed over, with all the seizures, to the competent authority to conduct the necessary measures against them," the statement added.

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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.