Lebanese security forces arrest 14 Syrian refugees

Published May 1st, 2015 - 12:00 GMT

The Lebanese army arrested 14 Syrian refugees in the northern district of Zghorta early Friday over lack of identity documents and "other suspicions," the state-run National News Agency reported.

An army unit raided the Syrian refugee camps in the villages of Arjes, Kfar Shakhna and Daraya, the NNA said.

“Fourteen people were arrested because some of them were suspects, while others lacked identity papers, and a motorcycle was confiscated,” the report said.

The army has launched nearly daily raids against Syrian refugee camps in north and east Lebanon since last year, over suspicion that some of the areas host militants.

The biggest incident between the military and refugees occurred in Arsal last summer, when troops raided the camps and detained more than 100 men, a month after a five-day battle in the town between the army and jihadis.


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