You are here

Conflict Incident Report

One killed as army chases group entering Lebanon through illegal crossing

Date of incident: 
March 27, 2015
Death toll: 
1 person
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)
Lebanese Civilians
Syrian Civilians/Refugees

One was killed and two were injured on Thursday evening as a Lebanese Army force intercepted illegal movement by seven individuals who were trying to illegally enter Lebanon through the bordering region of Sawyri, a Lebanese Army communiqué said.

In further details, the Army Force had warned the group of infiltrators to stop several times, but the army orders were met with disobedience as the group of seven individuals tried to escape.

The Army duly opened fire and chased the feeling group and managed to arrest Lebanese national, Imad Ahmad Zrar, and Syrian national, Saleh Saber Al Mohammad. Also, Lebanese citizen, Khaled Hammoud, received severe injuries which later resulted in his death, the Army statement added.

Primary category: 
Land Violation/Land Borders Crossing
Secondary Category: 
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.