Jordan Arrests Islamists after Bloody Clashes

(AFP) Kamal Taha - Jordanian security forces arrested 70 Islamists on Friday in the towns of Zarqa and Rassifeh, hours after Islamist protesters attacked police with swords, daggers and clubs, a security official told AFP on Saturday. Nearly 100 people were injured, most of them policemen. The Salafist demonstrators have been demanding the release of 90 Islamist prisoners including Abu Mohammed al-Maqdessi, the one-time mentor of slain Al-Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who hailed from Zarqa.

2011-04-18 00:00:00

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