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Conflict Incident Report

Two Syrian nationals detained in Nabatieh for joining ISIS

Date of incident: 
March 28, 2015
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Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
Syrian Civilians/Refugees
ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL))
General Security

On 28 Feb 15, the General Security Directorate detained two Syrian nationals on charges of belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). They were detained in the area of Buwaiti in the village of Kfarjoz in the southern province of Nabatieh. The two detainees confessed during investigations of taking part in the fighting in Syria, where they joined the ranks of the Islamic group.

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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):
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.