11 Top Jordanian Advisers Resign in Wake of Attacks

(New York Times) Hassan M. Fattah and Michael Slackman - King Abdullah II of Jordan, concerned with a threat to his country that he described as Iraqis "who believe they're resistance fighters," accepted the resignations of 11 of his advisers on Tuesday, including the national security adviser. In an interview with the king and his brother, Prince Ali bin Hussein, the king highlighted how the terrorist group that carried out the deadly bombings in Amman last week has been transformed from a local organization whose attacks were once constantly thwarted into one that is slowly being fueled by Iraqi insurgents. That has made it more difficult for Jordan's intelligence services to track these terrorists. Zarqawi only managed to slip his people through Jordanian security when he started using Iraqis, they said. The government announced the appointment of a new national security adviser, Marouf al-Bakhit, formerly Amman's ambassador to Israel.

2005-11-16 00:00:00

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