Ten men planned to attack U.S., Israeli targets to be tried in Jordan
Jordan's military court will place 10 men on trial Wednesday on counts of conspiring to carry out attacks against U.S. and Israeli targets and possessing arms, officials said Sunday.
According to AP, the 10 - all men aged between 22 and 55 - have no links to Osama bin Laden, Jordanian officials said.
But prime suspect Waiel al-Shalabi, 29, allegedly received training in bin Laden-run camps in Afghanistan, the officials added. Al-Shalabi, a Palestinian-Jordanian born in Kuwait, fled the American bombing on bin Laden's stronghold in Tora Bora, Afghanistan, in December, the officials said.
The court will formally indict the 10 accused Wednesday on four counts, including conspiring to carry out terrorist attacks and possessing automatic weapons, the officials said.
Al-Shalabi was detained March 4 as Jordanian intelligence interrogated him apparently in another case, the officials said. In April, an al-Shalabi assistant identified as Omar Kurdi, 38, allegedly developed another plan involving cross-border attacks against targets in Israel, the officials said. (Albawaba.com)
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