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Conflict Incident Report

General Security: One Lebanese, other Syrian arrested on ties with terrorist groups

Date of incident: 
May 12, 2016
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Syrian Civilians/Refugees
Lebanese Civilians
General Security

NNA - The General Security Directorate issued on Thursday the following statement:

"Within the framework of its pursuit of terrorist groups and dormant cells affiliated to them, the General Security Directorate arrested, as per the notice of the concerned prosecution, a Lebanese and a Syrian who provided refuge for fugitive members of a terrorist group, and helped them escape toward the Syrian territory to join the ranks of a terrorist organization.

Upon thorough interrogation, the arrestees pled guilty to all the abovementioned charges and were referred to the competent judicial authority. Work is underway to arrest the remaining involved persons."

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.