Assir in his combat uniform during the Abra clashes. (The Daily Star/Mohammaed Zaatari)
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The retrial of Sheikh Ahmad al-Assir, who was sentenced to death last year over leading the 2013 Abra clashes against the Lebanese Army, has been postponed by the Military Court of Cassation to the beginning of 2019 .The retrial is being held based on a formal memorandum of defense submitted by Assir's lawyer that challenged the preliminary investigation.Assir was detained at Beirut's airport in August 2015 after having been on the run since the clashes.In 2017, Assir was sentenced to death by a Military Tribunal headed by Gen. Hussein Abdullah, while in trial alongside 33 other men involved in the clashes, which also left 40 Assir loyalists dead.
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