Jordan: ‘Prime suspect’ arrested in U.S. warship attack. From CNN:
Al Qaeda in Iraq has issued a claim of responsibility for a rocket attack in Jordan just hours after Jordanian authorities said they had arrested the “prime suspect” in the attack on two U.S. warships that left a Jordanian soldier dead.
The claim of responsibility, dated Tuesday and posted on web sites and distributed by e-mail, said al Qaeda in Iraq — believed headed by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi — waited to issue its claim until its fighter had returned safely to Iraq.
In its statement about the arrest, the Jordanian government said three others suspects had escaped into Iraq.
“Your brothers fired rockets toward their targets, the American crusader vessels that were at the Aqaba port as well as Eilat (Israel).
“With God’s grace, the brothers returned safely to Iraq.”
The claim said al Qaeda in Iraq could continue to “the centers of the infidels.”
The claim by al Qaeda in Iraq is the second claim of responsibility.
On Friday, a group with a checkered record of claims — “The brigades of the Martyr Abdallah Azzam Qaeda in the Levant & Egypt” — also claimed it was behind the attacks…