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Conflict Incident Report

Members of Daesh cell arrested in security raids

Date of incident: 
July 25, 2017
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Islamic State (IS); Daech *
Internal Security Forces (ISF)

Security forces busted a Daesh (ISIS) cell  in a series of raids in Beirut and the Bekaa Valley. Five Syrian nationals were arrested in the raid and confessed to belonging to Daesh and participating in the group’s field operations in Syria. The suspects, aged 18-25, moved to Lebanon in late 2016. They continued coordinating with Daesh in Syria, attempting to recruit people in Lebanon to work with the Hama-based branch of the militant group. All five suspects were referred to the judiciary.

This security incident was mapped according to the closest possible location.
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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):
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.