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Conflict Incident Report

PFLP-GC Member detained for assassination bids, security scheme targeting Suburbs of Beirut

Date of incident: 
April 28, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Popular Front of the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC)

On 28 Apr 15, media allegedly reported that a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC) was detained by the organization for seeking to carry out security attacks in Beirut's Southern Suburbs – Dahiyeh and the coastal town of Naameh, around 20 kilometers south of Beirut. According to the media he has previously served at the organization's base in Naameh, its most prominent military position in Lebanon, which also contains a quantity of missiles.

Primary category: 
Hostage Taking Situation [inc. attempt, release]
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.