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BEIRUT (AP) - A Lebanese military prosecutor has charged a hard-line Sunni cleric with being involved in a deadly shootout with government troops and killing of soldiers, demanding he face the death penalty.
Ghaida demanded capital punishment for them as well. They include former popular singer-turned-extremist Fadel Shaker.
Eighteen Lebanese soldiers were killed in clashes between al-Assir’s armed supporters and the army in June. The shootout in the coastal city of Sidon deepened sectarian tensions between Sunni and Shiite Muslims, who support opposing sides in the civil war in neighboring Syria.
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