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Conflict Incident Report

LAF: 17 Syrians arrested in West Bekaa for suspicions of terrorism

Date of incident: 
January 25, 2015
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Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)
Syrian Civilians/Refugees

The Lebanese Armed Forces Orientation Directorate issued on Sunday the following statement:

"A LAF task force carried out this morning a raid in the town of Marj in Western Bekaa. Twelve Syrian nationals were apprehended for suspicions of forming a terrorist group. Five other Syrians were arrested in the same locale for illegal entry into Lebanon. The LAF confiscated with said five a number of cell phones and computers, one motorcycle and two cars without legal papers. All 17 were handed over to competent authorities."

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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.