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Conflict Incident Report

Five Syrians arrested in Army raids in north Lebanon

Date of incident: 
October 7, 2014
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Syrian Civilians/Refugees
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)

The Lebanese Army raided Syrian refugee gatherings in the seaside neighborhood of Mina in north Lebanon’s main city of Tripoli Tuesday, arresting five persons for staying in the country illegally. Security sources told The Daily Star that troops inspected apartments occupied by Syrian refugees in Mina, as part of routine checks aimed at ensuring that they possess legal papers and residence permits. Five Syrians were apprehended for lacking any identification documents, the sources said.

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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.
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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.