Jordan convicts 3 Iraqis for plot against US, Israeli targets Chris Buell at 11:17 AM ET
[JURIST] Jordan's State Security Court [government website] on Tuesday convicted three Iraqis for smuggling weapons into the country as part of a plan to attack US and Israeli targets. The three were charged with importing weapons including grenades, rockets and automatic rifles. They escaped a death sentence after the court concluded there was not enough evidence to convict them of conspiracy to carry out terrorist attacks in Jordan. Two of the men are in custody and were sentenced to seven-and-a-half years of hard labor. A third man was sentenced to 15 years in prison in absentia. Also Tuesday, a retrial of 10 militants accused of conspiring to attack Americans and Iraelis during millenium celebrations. AP has more.
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