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Conflict Incident Report

Human trafficker arrested in Zahle

Date of incident: 
February 5, 2016
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians
ISF(internal security forces)

he Internal Security Forces' General Directorate issued on Friday a statement announcing the arrest of a human trafficker who operates within a mob specialized in smuggling and trafficking foreigners.
Kh.B., a Lebanese national born in 1990, was arrested in the town of Sowayri for extortion and exploitation of foreigners and holding them against their will as we as trafficking them.
The Judicial Police of Zahle arrested the man as investigations were ongoing into the entire gang.

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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.