Rescuers carry a wounded man during the June 2013 Abra clashes. (The Daily Star)
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Lebanon's military court Tuesday postponed the trial of 71 suspects from the 2013 Abra battle to Sept. 15 to allow recently captured militant leader Ahmad al-Assir to provide testimony, a judicial source told The Daily Star.Gen. Khalil Ibrahim was formally informed of Assir's arrest, prompting him to delay the trial so Assir, who led the deadly two-day battle, could be included.The source also said that the court wants to hear the testimony of a suspect linked to Assir named Mohammad Nakouzi, who was detained Monday evening over links to Assir.
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