Jordan sentences Zarqawi to death
Jordan's military court on Sunday sentenced al-Qaeda in Iraq leader, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, to death for a second time for a failed suicide bombing attack along the Iraqi border a year ago. Al-Zarqawi was sentenced in absentia.
According to the AP, the military court previously sentenced the Jordanian-born to death for the October 2002 killing of U.S. aid worker Laurence Foley, who was assassinated outside his Amman home.
The court said Sunday it found al-Zarqawi and the other militants guilty of the planned terror attack, which prosecutors said targeted civilians on the Jordanian-Iraqi borders a year ago. The planned attack was intended to coincide with an explosion that killed two U.S. troops at an American forward operating base near the Iraqi-Jordanian border in December 2004.
Zarqawi is Washington's most wanted man in Iraq, with a $US25 million reward on his head.