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Conflict Incident Report

Arrest of eight suspects in Abi Samra, eight others in Minieh

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Tripoli Clashes (starting June 20, 2014)
Date of incident: 
October 29, 2014
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)
Syrian Civilians/Refugees

An army unit on Wednesday arrested eight persons (three of them Syrians) during raids targeting a number of suspected hideouts of gunmen in Tripoli's Abu Samra neighborhood, seizing in in one of these places three "Kalashnikov" rifles, "RPG" and ten hand grenades, in addition to other ammunition and military materiel, Army Command-Guidance Directorate said in a communiqué. The army also raided a number of Syrian refugees' camps in the area of Minieh, arresting eight persons on suspicion of involvement with armed groups. The arrested persons, along with seized items, were handed over to the concerned authorities.

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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):
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.