Beirut, December 27 The Lebanese Army Command issued a statement on the 27th on the burning of the refugee camp in the northern Minye area, saying that the army intelligence patrol had arrested two Lebanese citizens and six Syrians suspected of involvement in the incident.
The statement said that on the evening of the 26th, some Lebanese youth and Syrian workers clashed over personal disputes in the town of Benny, Minye District.
Lebanese youths shot in the air and deliberately set fire to the tents of Syrian refugees. The Lebanese Army immediately dispatched to arrest the people involved and handed them over to the relevant departments for interrogation. The search for the remaining persons involved is still ongoing.
According to the estimates of the Lebanese government, since the outbreak of the Syrian crisis, more than 1 million Syrian refugees have flooded into Lebanon, most of whom live in refugee camps throughout Lebanon.
These Syrian refugees place a heavy burden on Lebanon. Conflicts between the local population and Syrian refugees occur from time to time.