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Conflict Incident Report

ISF arrested members of Daech cell

Date of incident: 
August 14, 2017
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians
Syrian Civilians/Refugees
ISF Intelligence Branch
Islamic State (IS); Daech *

As part of the prosecution of terrorist cells operating for Daesh, the ISF intelligence branch arrested two people, one Lebanese and one Syrian, whose confessions led to the arrest of two other Syrians forming a Daesh logistics cell in the Wadi Khaled region of northern Lebanon. 

The detainees admitted during the interrogation the charges that were pointed against them, especially the charge of facilitating illegal passage of terrorists from Lebanon to Syria to join the ranks of terrorist organization. 

The detainees were brought before the military court, while investigations are continuing to arrest all members of the terrorist cell. 

Primary category: 
Secondary Category: 
Illicit Trade/Trafficking/Smuggling
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.