14 Syrian refugees were arrested in Zghorta, Lebanon

14 Syrian refugees were arrested in Zghorta, Lebanonimage

01 May 2015

14 Syrian refugees were arrested in the northern district of Zghorta early Friday by the Lebanese Army because of identity documents and “other suspicions, as the state-run National News Agency reported.

The Syrian refugee camps in the villages of Arjes, Kfar Shakhna and Daraya were attacked by an army unit, and it had been reported that “Fourteen people were arrested because some of them were suspects, while others lacked identity papers, and a motorcycle was confiscated,”

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. In addition to that 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.