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Conflict Incident Report

Patrol arrests 4 Syrians, 2 Lebanese over forged documents and illegal entry

Date of incident: 
April 17, 2018
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Internal Security Forces (ISF)
Syrian Civilians/Refugees

 A security patrol in Saida arrested four Syrian nationals for entering the country illegally and holding forged residency documents.

The patrol also arrested two Lebanese nationals alongside the Syrians, near Saida's International Stadium.

The two Lebanese nationals allegedly admitted to smuggling Syrian nationals into Lebanon and returning them to Syria in return for sums of money.

The detainees were taken to the police station in Saida to initiate legal action.


Primary category: 
Secondary Category: 
Illicit Trade/Trafficking/Smuggling
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):
Individual acts of violence
Violent incidents which do not have a specific or a known political agenda but are caused by the general proliferation of weapons, of trained and untrained soldiers or militants, by the general inefficiency of the Justice system, and past-traditions and histories of violence within society.