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LAF: Seven Lebanese, foreign suspects detained in Metn and Arsal

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Arsal Conflict (starting August 2, 2014)
Date of incident: 
December 20, 2014
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Palestinian Civilians/Refugees
Syrian Civilians/Refugees
Lebanese Civilians
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)

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

"In the framework of pursuing wanted persons and suspects, a LAF force raided various suspicious locales in the regions of Sabtiyeh and Fanar in Metn and apprehended two Syrian nationals, one Palestinian and three Lebanese and confiscated arms and drugs in addition to cameras and telecom apparatuses.

In the region of Arsal, a LAF task force detained Syrian national, Mohammad Mustapha Mustapha, while attempting to cross from the outskirts into the town of Arsal on a motorcycle without valid identification papers. The detainee is suspected of belonging to a terrorist organization."

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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.