Lebanon sentences Islamist cleric to death for attacks on army

BEIRUT - Lebanon's military court sentenced a Sunni Islamist cleric to death by execution on Thursday for attacks against the country's army.
Authorities detained Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir, a Lebanese citizen, at Beirut airport in 2015 as he tried to leave using a forged passport. Charges against him included forming a terrorist organization and inciting violence against the army.
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