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Conflict Incident Report

Man Arrested for Tossing Grenades in Bekaa

Date of incident: 
September 3, 2015
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General Security
Lebanese Civilians
Syrian Civilians/Refugees

General Security said on Thursday that it has arrested a Lebanese man on charges of tossing grenades in towns in the eastern Bekaa Valley and recruiting people to carry out similar attacks.
The agency's general directorate said in a communique that the man was arrested as part of general security's role in tracking terrorist groups and dormant cells.
The suspect admitted that he and his Syrian accomplice have tossed grenades in several Bekaa towns and have recruited people to carry out similar attacks in exchange for sums of money that they have received from a Syrian army deserter, said the communique.
After questioning him, the man was referred to the judiciary, it said.
Efforts are underway to arrest the other suspects, it added.

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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.