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Conflict Incident Report

Smuggled fuel seized on Lebanese-Syrian border

Date of incident: 
October 18, 2017
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)
On october 18, the Lebanese Army seized smuggled fuel oil and equipment to deal with the oil.
An Army patrol combatting smuggling on the Lebanese-Syrian border seized about 40,000 liters of green fuel oil, as well as three pumps, eight tanks of about 50,000 liters each and a number of extended hoses.
This security incident was mapped according to the closest possible location.
Primary category: 
Illicit Trade/Trafficking/Smuggling
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.