This undated picture shows Sheikh Hussam al-Sabbagh posing for a picture in Tripoli. (The Daily Star/Stringer)
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The Judicial Council ruled Tuesday that Hussam al-Sabbagh, a notorious Salafist preacher and militant accused of terror links, was not guilty of any charges over to the Nahr al-Bared case, the top judicial body announced in a press release.The ruling sentenced 15 other defendants from one to 10 years in prison over charges related to the clashes between Islamist extremist group Fatah al-Islam and the Lebanese Army in the refugee camp of Nahr al-Bared in 2007 . Because Lebanon's prison year is 9-months long, he is set for release in January 2016 .The Nahr al-Bared battle left around 170 Army soldiers, 64 civilians and more than 200 militants dead.
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