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Conflict Incident Report

The arrest of six Syrians in Arsal on suspicion of having links with armed groups

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Arsal Conflict (starting August 2, 2014)
Date of incident: 
August 10, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)
Syrian Civilians/Refugees

On 10 Aug 15, Lebanese army intelligence arrested 6 Syrian nationals at a checkpoint in Aarsal, on suspicion of links with armed groups, including military officers whom defected from Syrian regime.

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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.