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  • FILE - In this March 4, 2011, file photo, Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir, a Lebanese anti-Syrian regime leader, addresses his supporters during a demonstration against Syrian President Bashar Assad, where a number of the Syrian Baath Party supporters were also protesting, at the Martyrs square in downtown of Beirut, Lebanon. 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. Lebanon's state news agency reported Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 that military prosecutor Riad Abu Ghaida also charged 56 supporters of cleric Sheik Ahmad al-Assir with committing crimes against the military. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla,File)

    Lebanon prosecutor wants hard-line cleric executed

    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.

  • Lebanese Army soldiers are seen near a damaged car in the southern port city of Sidon, Lebanon, on Nov. 11, 2012. Security officials said shooting between Sunni and Shiite Muslim gunmen in southern Lebanon killed one person and wounded at least three. (Associated Press)

    Shooting between Lebanese Shiites, Sunnis kills 3

    Shooting between Sunni and Shiite Muslim gunmen in southern Lebanon killed three people and wounded at least five Sunday, officials said, in the latest sign Syria's civil war may be spilling over to Lebanon.

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