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LAF arrested a terrorist leading a terrorist group

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Arsal Conflict (starting August 2, 2014)
Date of incident: 
March 7, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)
Armed militants

On 07 Mar 15, at 1213hrs, media reported that LAF arrested a Syrian national (Hassan Mohamad Jamil Harba) who is leading a terrorist group. The report added that the group attacked previously LAF posts (assault against an army checkpoint in Arsal's Wadi al-Hosn region). Harba succeeded in placing an explosive and detonating it on al-Masyada road. Another explosive was placed near the Hariri clinic in Arsal, but a military expert managed to dismantle it. The suspect planted another explosive on the Wadi Ata road in Arsal, but it failed to detonate. Furthermore, Harba is also accused of parking a booby-trapped vehicle in Arsal, but it too did not detonate. Investigations also revealed the persons who used to prepare and set the VBIEDs, beside information related to other terrorist groups.الجيش-:-توقيف-إرهابي-خطر-يتزعّم-مجموعات-إرهابية

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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.