Militants acquitted in Jordanian terror plot

[JURIST] A Jordanian military court has acquitted 13 Muslim militants of conspiring to commit terrorist attacks against US interests in Jordan, including the US Embassy in Amman and Jordanian military bases where US troops were believed to be stationed. The attacks were never carried out and the suspects were arrested in December 2002. Eleven of the 13 men were nonetheless sentenced to prison terms of 6 months to 15 years for possessing explosives. The accused are not believed to have had ties to al-Qaeda. Al Jazeera has more.



 

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