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Conflict Incident Report

Daesh member arrested in East Lebanon

Date of incident: 
December 25, 2017
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Islamic State (IS); Daech *
State Security

A Daesh (ISIS) militant was arrested in the Bekaa Monday by State Security, a source from the agency confirmed.

The source did not disclose any further details on the arrest. The state-run National News Agency reported that the man was a Syrian national with the initials A.R.

The NNA added that he had entered Lebanon illegally from Raqqa and took up residence in the Bekaa. State Security apprehended the suspect at dawn while he was on the road to Bekaa's Hermel. The NNA reported that A.R. confessed to being a Daesh member during questioning.

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