Jordan sentences 3 men to jail for plotting terror attacks against factory

October 7, 2007 14:34

Jordan's military court on Sunday convicted three men and sentenced them to five years in jail for conspiring to carry out terror attacks at an Amman factory that imports minced turkey meat from Israel. Authorities said Adnan Smadi, 40, his brother Adel Smadi, 30, and Hamdi al-Fassooli, 30, planned to attack the factory, which also houses an office for the turkey meat company's Israeli representative, with primitive Molotov cocktail bombs. In mid-March, the three Jordanians headed to the factory to carry out their attack but were surprised to see security forces inside the building, military prosecutors said in an indictment. The three men were immediately arrested, and their explosives where confiscated, the indictment said. At the outset of their trial five months ago, the three pleaded not guilty to the charges, which also included transporting and manufacturing flammable material to carry out attacks. The verdict can be appealed.

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