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Conflict Incident Report

Smugglers injured, killed at Lebanon border

Date of incident: 
June 22, 2018
Death toll: 
1 person
Number of Injured: 
1 person
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)

The Lebanese Army killed one smuggler and injured another after they attempted to cross the Lebanese border illegally in the Bekaa region Friday.
A group of smugglers tried to illegally cross the Lebanese border in Tallet al-Manara and opened fire on Army forces, a statement from the Army said. The Army responded, killing one and injuring another while the rest fled to Syria. The Army arrested the injured smuggler and took him to a local hospital for treatment.
The Army said it is taking the necessary security measures to maintain stability and control at the border.

This security incident was mapped according to the closest possible location.
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.