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Jordan Sentences 10 Militants for Plotting Attacks on US Troops


A Jordanian military court has sentenced to jail 10 Islamic militants for plotting attacks on U.S. forces in Jordan and Iraq.

The court handed out prison terms of two to five years. At least one of those found guilty has been linked to al-Qaida in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

Ten other suspects, including a Syrian national, were found not-guilty.

The 17 were rounded up in 2005. They faced several charges, including plotting to attack U.S. troops who were training Iraqi forces in Jordan at the time. They were also accused of plotting activity to undermine Jordan's relations with another country.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.
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