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Conflict Incident Report

Would-Be Suicide-Bomber arrested in northern city of Tripoli

Associated Timeline/Case: 
Tripoli Clashes (starting June 20, 2014)
Date of incident: 
April 29, 2015
Death toll: 
Number of Injured: 
Actors/Parties Involved: 
al-Nusra Front
General Security

On 29 Apr 15, media allegedly reported a potential suicide-bomber was arrested in the northern city of Tripoli last week as he was headed to Syria where he was set to prepare himself for carrying out a terrorist activities in Lebanon. Arrested by the General Security, he said he had joined the al-Qaida-affiliated al-Nusra Front in Syria. He was expected to meet up with the group, which would determine the target of his suicide-bombing in Lebanon. The suspect confessed to belonging to the group and aspiring to follow in the footsteps of Palestinian suicide-bombers, whom hailed from al-Bisariyeh camp.

Primary category: 
Secondary Category: 
Suicide Attack Attempt
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.