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Conflict Incident Report

LAF seized vehicles filled with weapons on Riyaq road

Date of incident: 
July 15, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Armed militants
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)

On 15 July 15, the Lebanese Army Forces (LAF) seized two vehicles filled with smuggled arms on the Riyaq - Baalbek road in the Bekaa Valley. An army intelligence patrol intercepted the two vehicles and clashed with the passengers injuring one of them. LAF immediately imposed a security cordon around the Riyaq Hospital to which the injured man was transferred. LAF also managed to arrest all the individuals who were in the seized vehicles.

Primary category: 
Secondary Category: 
Arms Storage/Smuggling
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.