Jordan charges 2 men in plot to kill Americans

January 7, 2007 18:34


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Jordan's military prosecutors on Sunday charged two men with allegedly plotting to carry out attacks against Americans residing in the kingdom. The prosecution indicted Mohammed Shehada, 25, a Jordanian, and Sameeh al-Hotari, 25, who was born in Kuwait, of conspiracy to carry out terrorist attacks and possession of an automatic weapon, a Kalashnikov. According to the indictment, Shehada and al-Hotari, who are in police custody, allegedly decided to avenge Muslims "who suffer from the Americans" and planned to kill an American who lived in an Amman suburb and worked in the Jordan. The indictment did not identify the American man but said the two suspects named their operation "Yoya." The two men allegedly began watching the American man's movements in August but were not able to carry out their plan to kill him because they were arrested, the indictment said.

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