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Jordanian Court Convicts Three Iraqis

A Jordanian military court convicted three Iraqis Tuesday of smuggling rockets and hand grenades into the kingdom in connection with a plot to attack U.S. and Israeli targets. Separately, the retrial of 10 militants convicted in another foiled terror plot resumed. The three Iraqis were charged with crimes including importing and possessing handguns, automatic rifles, hand grenades and rockets. However, the court found insufficient evidence to convict them on a charge of “conspiring to carry out terrorist attacks” in Jordan — an offense punishable by death. Only two of the three men are in police custody: Ahmed Mohammed Ali Ayed, 26, and Lawrence Hamid Rashid Muhanna, 28. Their 15-year sentences were immediately commuted to 7 1/2 years with hard labor. They said they would appeal. Full Story

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