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Jordan Arrests Iraqis in Plot to Poison Water, and Probes Others

Jordan has arrested six Iraqis suspected of plotting to poison a water tank in the desert near the Iraqi border that serves U.S. troops, officials in Amman said today. The Jordanian police also were investigating a plot by four Iraqis accused of planning to blow up an apartment complex at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Amman, the country’s capital, officials said. They are also investigating a plot to contaminate the water for several hundred U.S. troops at a base in Khao, 17 miles northeast of Amman. “It does not take an expert to figure out that the security situation now is beyond tense in Jordan. It is very, very, very serious,” said Jordan’s minister of information, Mohammed Adwan, who provided no details on the arrests. “For now, the issue is under control and being investigated,” he said in a telephone interview. Full Story

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