A military court in Jordan has convicted 15 men of plotting terror attacks against American and Israeli interests. …
The court in Amman said Ahmad Mahmoud Saleh al Riyati, 34, was the mastermind of the terror cell, which it said was also associated with the Ansar al-Islam militant group.
Al Riyati is the only one of the suspects in custody. But the court halved his original 15-year sentence to “give him another chance in life”.
Eight of the other 14 – 12 Jordanians and two Iraqis – received jail terms of 15 years with hard labour. All the guilty verdicts can be appealed.
The court formally dropped charges against the remaining six, saying they had died.
It did not say how but military prosecution sources have said they were killed battling American forces in Iraq.