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Conflict Incident Report

Members of Daesh cell arrested in security raids

Date of incident: 
July 24, 2017 to July 25, 2017
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
ISF Intelligence Branch
Islamic State (IS); Daech *
Lebanese Civilians

The ISF conducted raids over the weekend and arrested four Lebanese nationals on charges of communicating with important Daesh leaders in Iraq and Syria to organize and finance extremist activity in Lebanon. Security forces found and seized the terrorists’ stockpiled missiles, grenades, rifles, ammunition and communication devices in a warehouse in the area of Abu Samra, in Tripoli.

Under interrogation, the leader of the terrorist cell confessed to his belief in Daesh’s ideology and to his plans to establish a Daesh cell in Tripoli. Through a contact in Raqqa, Syria, he assisted with a project to pilot drones in northern Lebanon for the group. The other detainees also admitted pledging allegiance to Daesh, maintaining contacts with fighters in Damascus, with fighters in Damascus, transferring money to cells in Syria and other foreign countries as werll as stockpilling military weapons. 

"The organization members were mostly in motion between the city of Tripoli and the area of Danniyeh in northern Lebanon. On 24 and 25 July 2017, a special force of the Division carried out raids which resulted in the arrest of the entire network." 

The arrestees have all been referred to the competent military court. 


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.