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Jordan militants sentenced to die

A court in Jordan has sentenced eight Islamic militants to death – including al-Qaeda suspect Abu Musab al-Zarqawi – for killing a US government official. Jordanian-born Zarqawi, thought to be a close associate of Osama Bin Laden, was sentenced in absentia for the killing of Laurence Foley in the capital Amman. Mr Foley, of the US Agency for International Development, was shot dead in the city in October 2002. Zarqawi was accused by the Jordanian government of masterminding the attack. Meanwhile, the United States has said its embassy in Amman was among the intended targets of a group of militants arrested last week by the Jordanian authorities near the Syrian border. Full Story

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