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Jordanian Admits Plot to Attack Americans

A suspected Islamic militant confessed Sunday to being part of a conspiracy to attack Americans in Jordan, as well as the U.S. Embassy and Jordanian bases where the plotters believed U.S. troops were stationed. Zuhair Shdeifat, 26, told the military court where he and nine other Jordanian militants are on trial that the plotters stockpiled grenades and rockets and raised funds last year “to defend Jordan’s soil.” Shdeifat did not elaborate, but said another of the defendants, Amer Sarraj, 34, had wanted “us to carry out jihad (holy war) in Jordan by attacking American military bases in Jordan.” Unlike the other nine defendants, Shdeifat has pleaded guilty to conspiring to carry out terrorist attacks and possessing arms and explosives with the intent of using them illegally. Full Story

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