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A Syrian refugee compound in south Lebanon was raided by the  Lebanese Army Friday and over 50 were arrested  over residency violations.

According to Lebanese media reports   an army unit  conducted the dawn raid in Al-Ouzai compound on the northern entrance to the city of Sidon.

The unit searched two adjacent buildings and inspected the identification documents and residency permits of the refugees.

Lebanon is home to  over  1.5 million Syrian refugees  but  only about two thirds have been  registered with the UNHCR. Many Syrians infiltrate  Lebanon illegally because the borders are very porous

 

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