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Suspects in major terror plot indicted

By JT - Jan 24,2018 - Last updated at Jan 24,2018

AMMAN — Attorney General of the State Security Court (SSC) Hazem Majali has endorsed the indictment list of a suspected Daesh terrorist cell.

The indictees will stand trial for plotting terrorist attacks after their case is referred to SSC prosecutor general, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Wednesday. 

The cell members in November allegedly planned to carry out terrorist attacks through targeting security and military centres, malls, media outlets and moderate clerics, with the aim of destabilising the national security. 

Issued by SSC Prosecutor General Col. Fawaz Otoum, the charge list included counts of conspiring to carry out terrorist attacks, promoting terrorist ideologies, possessing and selling weapons for illegal purposes and funding terrorist acts. 

The detainees will be informed about their charges within a week, prior to the first court hearing next month. 

The General Intelligence Department said earlier this month that it had foiled a terror plot, acting on intelligence. The probe resulted in arresting 17 suspects and seizing weapons and materials reportedly intended to be used in executing terror attacks, the statement added.  

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