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Conflict Incident Report

IS Suspect Held in Chekka as General Security Arrests Nusra Militant

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September 7, 2015
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General Security
al-Nusra Front
Syrian Civilians/Refugees
Lebanese Civilians

Two militants from the extremist Islamic State and al-Nusra Front groups have been arrested in Lebanon, the National News Agency and a security agency announced on Monday. “Abdul Rahman Ali Maarabani – born in Bab al-Tabbaneh in 1991 and wanted on an arrest warrant for belonging to the IS group – was arrested in the town of Chekka by a patrol from the (Internal Security Forces') Intelligence Branch,” NNA said. It noted that he was captured after a surveillance operation and that he was handed over to the branch's Beirut department. Earlier in the day, the General Security announced the arrest of a Syrian Nusra Front militant.

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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.