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11 Militants Convicted in Jordanian Court

A Jordanian military court on Wednesday convicted 11 militants, including five fugitives, of running a network that recruited and smuggled fighters into Iraq to attack U.S. forces. The men were sentenced to prison terms ranging from 20 months to 15 years. Four other defendants were acquitted for lack of evidence. All 15 men — eight Jordanians and seven Palestinians — were charged with recruiting would-be fighters, arranging their passage through Syria to Iraq and plotting attacks against U.S. and Iraqi forces there to “harm Jordan’s relations with a neighboring state,” according to the indictment. The verdicts can be appealed. Full Story

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