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Conflict Incident Report

LAF patrols, holds checkpoints in Akkar towns

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

On 25 May 15, units from the Lebanese Armed Forces patrolled in the morning the highway between Arqa and Kowaykhat, passing through the Akkar towns of Minyara and Halba. These units also erected checkpoints along the way. The checkpoints scrutinized vehicles papers, as reports of a number of Syrians being detained for failing to provide legal identification papers.

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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):
Conflicts of social discrimination
Violent and unjust treatment of different categories of people and individuals based on race, age, gender or sexuality, committed by the State, groups and individuals, related to a lack of protection and rights, inefficiency of the Justice system and persisting social and economic vulnerabilities.