Jordan Jails Former Al-Qaeda Aide for Terrorism

(AFP-Al-Ahram-Egypt) - A Jordanian military court on Thursday sentenced Issam Barqawi, known as Abu Mohammed Al-Maqdessi, a former advisor to top Al-Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, to five years in prison for recruiting people in Jordan to join the Taliban in Afghanistan. Following the verdict, Maqdessi shouted: "We are mujahedeen (holy warriors)...and we will continue to fight the Americans."

2011-08-02 00:00:00

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