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Court jails six over terror charges

Two handed 15-year prison terms for plotting sniper, missile attacks

By JT - Mar 01,2017 - Last updated at Mar 01,2017

AMMAN — The State Security Court (SSC) on Wednesday sentenced four defendants to 15 years in prison, and two others to eight years, in connection with three terrorism cases, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

The charges are related to supporting Daesh, following its news through social media outlets and responding to calls by Daesh’s spokesperson, Abu Ahmad Al Adnani, urging supporters of the terrorist group to carry out attacks in their home countries.

In the first case, two attacks were planned. The first, funded by Daesh, was intended as a sniper attack against a tourism police station in the north of Amman.

A second attack was planned against the General Intelligence Department using a home-made missile, for which Daesh sent information on how to manufacture it.

Two defendants charged in this case were each handed 15-year jail terms, while a third was given an eight-year prison sentence.

The second case involved two people, one of whom moved to Syria, joined Daesh, and then contacted the other person in Jordan, urging him to kill Christian Jordanians and Muslims who do not pray at mosques.

The two defendants were each given 15-prison terms.


In the third case, one defendant was sentenced to an eight-year imprisonment for supporting and promoting Daesh using social media.

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