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Conflict Incident Report

ISF arrests octogenarian, one of Lebanon's "most wanted"

Date of incident: 
February 27, 2018
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Internal Security Forces (ISF)
Lebanese Civilians

The Internal Security Forces announced the arrest of a male octogenarian – described by the agency as one of Lebanon’s “most wanted criminals” – in Beirut’s Wata al-Moseitbeh area.

The suspect, identified as Lebanese national Sh.Kh., born in 1937, was arrested on Feb. 27. The ISF said that the suspect was known by the nickname “Al-Dolani.”

Forty-two warrants were reportedly out for the man’s arrest, including on charges of theft, fraud, forgery and the writing of bad (unviable) checks.

The ISF said that the suspect would be handed over the judiciary.

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Illicit Trade/Trafficking/Smuggling
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Individual acts of violence
Violent incidents which do not have a specific or a known political agenda but are caused by the general proliferation of weapons, of trained and untrained soldiers or militants, by the general inefficiency of the Justice system, and past-traditions and histories of violence within society.