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Conflict Incident Report

ISF arrested a Lebanese in Tripoli on Daesh links

Date of incident: 
October 28, 2017
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians
ISF Intelligence Branch
Islamic State (IS); Daech *
In the framework of preventive security operations, the ISF Information Division  arrested in the city of Tripoli and Lebanese born in 2001. 

The arrestee admitted to embracing Daesh ideology and contacting a number of the organization's cadres in Syria. Convinced of the idea of "Jihad", and the implementation of suicide operations in favor of "Daesh", he ended up downloading encyclopedias on how to manufacture explosives.

About a week before his arrest, he contacted a Daesh cadre in Syria, and uttered desire and willingness to carry out a suicide operation in Lebanon. 
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.