Troops Clash with Islamists in Jordan Prisons

(Reuters) Suleiman al-Khalidi - Jordanian troops clashed with prisoners on Wednesday in three major prisons where al-Qaeda's sympathizers and followers of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi are held. Security sources confirmed the unrest was triggered by the prison authorities' move to transfer Libyan Salem bin Suweid, who was sentenced to death in 2004 for murdering U.S. diplomat Laurence Foley in Amman in October 2002.

2006-03-01 00:00:00

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