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The Military Tribunal sentenced Omar Ahmad Salim Mikati Wednesday night to 10 years in prison with hard labor for joining a militia to fight in battles between neighborhoods in Tripoli.Gen. Khalil Ibrahim sentenced Mikati, the defendant stood for his final trial session.Also known as Abu Hureira, Mikati was among the suspects accused of participating in several rounds of violence that erupted between Tripoli's mostly Alawite area of Jabal Mohsen and the predominantly Sunni Bab al-Tabbaneh.Mikati also didn't deny joining the ranks of Daesh (ISIS) after he finished fighting in Tripoli. However, he did deny participating in the 2014 battles in the northeastern town of Arsal.As an alibi for his whereabouts during the Arsal battles, Mikati said he was fighting Hezbollah in Syria. Taha was shot and wounded in Tripoli on Nov. 1, 2013 .
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