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Jordan: Islamists Storm Prison in Failed Break Out Attempt

Islamists threatened the Jordanian government Wednesday with an escalation of violence and attempted to rescue suspects accused of murdering an American diplomat in Amman in 2002. More than a hundred armed militants stormed the Swaqa prison, where 37 Islamists charged with belonging to al Qaeda are currently held, and attempted to kidnap Yasser Fathi Frayhat, 31, and the Libyan Salem Saad Salem bin Suwayd, 45, convicted of killing the U.S. diplomat Lawrence Foley, an executive officer of USAid, the American development agency, in 2002. The men were sentenced to death in 2004. Suwayd’s family had criticized the authorities for not allowing his wife and children to visit him in prison. Full Story

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