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A notorious Islamist standing trial Monday denied targeting the Lebanese Army but confessed to the Military Court that he had fought Syrian regime supporters during clashes in Tripoli in 2013 .However, Mikati, better known as Abu al-Huda, denied the charges, saying he never killed Lebanese Army members or went against the state.In addition to Mikati, the suspects in the case are Mikati's son Omar, Fayez Othman, Abdullah and Abdul-Wahab Jagbir, Ahmad Kasha, Momen Hajer, and Bilal and Mohamad Atar. At the beginning of the court session, Mikati, who faces 10 separate charges, looked displeased.During the questioning, Othman went over his relationship with Mikati, which he said was strong.Othman brushed off charges leveled against Mikati, such as attempting to create an Islamic Caliphate.Othman was asked about Omar's involvement in the Tripoli clashes.
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