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Conflict Incident Report

State Security arrested a suspect on terrorist charges

Date of incident: 
October 7, 2017
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Lebanese Civilians
State Security
Armed militants
State Security arrested a Lebanese national on suspicion of belonging to a terror group.
However, it didn’t identify which terror group the man was suspected of joining.
The statement, named as Ali Hussein al-Hujeiri was born in Arsal in 1978 and was arrested on October 7.
He faced additional charges of fighting with terrorist organizations and carrying out acts of terrorism.
Authorities seized radio communication equipment from the suspect.
Further investigation revealed that Hujeiri had four warrants out for his arrest.
The detainee was taken to the headquarters of State Security for investigations, before being referred to the judiciary.
This security incident was mapped according to the closest possible location.
Primary category: 
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.
Classification of conflict(secondary):
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.