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Conflict Incident Report

Smugglers arrested with Syrian nationals in Western Bekaa

Date of incident: 
August 10, 2018
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Actors/Parties Involved: 
Syrian Civilians/Refugees

 Two human smugglers and 163 smuggled Syrian nationals were arrested Friday in Suweiri, Western Bekaa, according to a statement by the Internal Security Forces.

The smugglers, identified as F.Aa., age 19, and M.S., age 31, are both Syrian nationals. An empty gun magazine was found among the possessions of the former. The smuggled group consisted of 86 men, 40 women and 37 children; all were charged with illegal entry. The detainees were referred to the relevant authorities and an investigation is ongoing under the supervision of relevant judiciary

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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.