Jordan: Man sentenced to death for role in attack on Baghdad embassy
A military tribunal on Monday sentenced to death a Jordanian man for his role in the 2003 bombing of Jordan's embassy in Iraq. The truck bombing outside the Jordanian embassy in August 2003 killed at least 17 people and wounded more than 60, Reuters reported.
According to the AP, the state security court found Moamar al-Jaghbir guilty of "conspiracy to carry out a terrorist attack that led to the death of an individual."
Jaghbir, 37, was charged in March 2005 along with slain Al-Qaeda leader in Iraq Abu Musab al-Zarqawi over the attack. He has been in Jordanian custody since May 2004 after being handed over by US forces in Iraq.
According to the charge sheet, Zarqawi ordered Jaghbir to stake out the Jordanian embassy in Baghdad, before appointing a man identified as "Abu Ahmad" to launch the attack. Both men had been accused of planning and participating in the suicide bombing by delivering the vehicle that was packed with explosives and used in the attack.
Jaghbir is also on trial for his involvement in the 2002 assassination of US diplomat Laurence Foley in Amman.
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