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Conflict Incident Report

Citizen arrested for smuggling food to terrorist groups in Arsal

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Arsal Conflict (starting August 2, 2014)
Date of incident: 
February 19, 2017
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)

NNA - Army units arrested at dawn the citizen, Mohammed Hassan Audeh, at "Wadi Hmayid" Checkpoint in Arsal as he was driving a truck loaded with stones, hidden underneath of which were large amounts of food, as he tried to smuggle them to terrorist groups in the barren mountains of Arsal region, an Army communiqué indicated.
The arrested citizen was handed-over to the concerned authorities for further investigation and necessary measures. 

Primary category: 
Secondary Category: 
Illicit Trade/Trafficking/Smuggling
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.