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Conflict Incident Report

General Security arrested a wanted person in El Mina – Tripoli

Date of incident: 
May 3, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL))
General Security

On 03 May 15, in El Mina – Tripoli, the General Security arrested a prominent member of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) (Ibrahim Barakat). The detainee was recruiting members to join ISIL ranks and engage in battles in Iraq and Syria. Barakat, who is in his 40s, was arrested while trying to flee northern Lebanon to Turkey using a fake passport.

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.