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Conflict Incident Report

Two suspects linked to Ahmed Miqati arrested in Beqaa Sefrin -North Lebanon

Date of incident: 
April 29, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Syrian Civilians/Refugees
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF)

On 29 Apr 15, the army announced the arrest of two suspects linked to detained terrorist Ahmed Miqati. They added that they were detained in the Beqaa Sefrin region. Later, the military stated that it had arrested 26 Syrians in the North and Bekaa on various charges. They were held for entering Lebanon illegally, driving without a license, and lacking identification papers. They have since been referred to the concerned authorities for investigation.

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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.