Death sentence expected in trial of Lebanese Muslim scholar

A Lebanese military court is set to deliver its verdict in the trial of a controversial Sunni scholar linked to a shoot-out with government troops in 2013. Fighting between supporters of Ahmad al-Assir and Lebanese soldiers led to dozens of deaths.

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    A Lebanese military court is set to deliver its verdict in the trial of a controversial Sunni scholar linked to a shoot-out with government troops in 2013.

    Fighting between supporters of Ahmad al-Assir and Lebanese soldiers led to dozens of deaths.

    He has been held in solitary confinement for the past two years.

    Al Jazeera's Imtiaz Tyab reports from Beirut.


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