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Jordan har arrestert 11 mennesker mistenkt for å ha planlagt et større terrorangrep på kjøpesentre og diplomater. De var tilknyttet Al Qaida, fikk våpen fra Syria og instruksjon fra Irak.

Man kan avlese ambisjonene av navnet de ga operasjonen: 9/11 the second. Med det menes ikke World Trade Center, men angrepet på to luksushoteller i Amman 9. november 2005. Alle de arresterte er jordanere.

 

Authorities tonight arrested 11 suspects who planned on carrying out bombings using smuggled weapons and explosives brought from Syria, it is claimed.

Arrested: Abd Alfattah So'ud Abd Alfattah Dardas, left, and Tare'q Ali Mahmoud Al Shara'a, are two of the 11 suspects accused of planning a deadly suicide attacks on shopping centres and Western diplomats
Arrested: Abd Alfattah So'ud Abd Alfattah Dardas, left, and Tare'q Ali Mahmoud Al Shara'a, are two of the 11 suspects accused of planning a deadly suicide attacks on shopping centres and Western diplomats
Ja'afar So'ud Abd Alfattah Dardas

Arrested: Security forces released pictures of the 11 suspects accused of planning a deadly suicide attacks on shopping centres and Western diplomats

Ayman Ahmad Salam Abu Sa'eleek
One of the 11 suspects arrested over '9/11 the second terrorist plot
One of the 11 suspects arrested over '9/11 the second terrorist plot

 

 

A deadly terrorist attack codenamed ‘9/11 the second’ by plotters has been foiled by Jordanian security forces, it was claimed tonight.

Security forces say the al-Qaeda cell wanted to inflict ‘the heaviest human losses possible’ with coordinated suicide strikes on shopping centres and Western diplomats in the country’s capital capital Amman.

Authorities tonight arrested 11 suspects who planned on carrying out bombings using smuggled weapons and explosives brought from Syria, it is claimed.

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A statement by Jordanian intelligence said an investigation showed that the group ‘adopts the ideology of al-Qaida’ and that it nicknamed its terror plot as ‘9/11 the second’ – a reference to the Amman hotel blasts, which happened on Nov. 9, 2005.

Since June, the suspects have been surveying targets across the country, bringing in rockets from Syria to use in the alleged plot, the statement said.

The militants sought to carry out their attacks in stages, it added, with initial attacks on shopping centers and foreigners in Jordanian hotels, followed by more deadly strikes with powerful explosives and chemicals on Western diplomatic missions and unspecified ‘vital national sites’.

One planned attack involved firing rockets at a district in the Jordanian capital that houses the U.S., British and other diplomatic missions as well as housing for expats and Western diplomats, it was claimed.

The statement said al-Qaida ‘explosive experts’ based in Iraq and elsewhere have assisted the suspects with manufacturing home-made explosives.

The statement did not say when the suspects were arrested, but Maaytah – the government spokesman – said Jordanian intelligence apprehended them in the past few days.

‘Their plans included getting explosives and mortars from Syria,’ a security source revealed.

The security source said the suspects had manufactured explosives ‘aimed at inflicting the heaviest human losses possible’ and had detonated trial devices.

Jordan is a key U.S. ally in the Middle East and Israel’s peace partner.

The Arab kingdom has often been targeted by al-Qaeda and other Islamic militants. It regularly arrests terror suspects and puts them on trial. 

Government spokesman Sameeh Maaytah says the suspects are all Jordanian and are in police custody.

He said the men had brought in arms from neighboring Syria to use them in the alleged plot.

 

‘They sought to destabilize Jordan,’ he said. ‘They plotted against Jordan’s national security.’

One of the 11 suspects arrested over '9/11 the second terrorist plot
One of the 11 suspects arrested over '9/11 the second terrorist plot
One of the 11 suspects arrested over '9/11 the second' terrorist plot

 

Carnage: The 11 alleged plotters are accused of planning strikes to ‘inflict the heaviest human losses possible’

One of the 11 suspects arrested over '9/11 the second' terrorist plot
One of the 11 suspects arrested over '9/11 the second' terrorist plot

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2221056/Security-forces-foil-9-11-second-al-Qaeda-terrorist-plot-kill-thousands-suicide-attacks-shopping-centres-Jordan.html#ixzz29y5Bpa6h

 

Samtidig varsler myndighetene at de har arrestert to fettere av al Qaidas hensynsløse leder i Irak, Abu Musab al Zarqawi, som ble drept av amerikanerne i 2006. Man vet ikke om de var innblandet, men det er et dårlig tegn. Også de kom fra Syria.

The uncovering of the plot comes days after Jordanian border guards arrested two cousins of Abu Musab al Zarqawi, the Jordanian militant who led al-Qaeda’s Iraqi wing, as they entered the country from Syria.
Zarqawi, who was killed by US forces in Iraq in 2006, claimed responsibility for the hotel bombings in Amman the previous year.
Zayed Sweiti and Firas Khalailah were arrested after spending five months fighting in Syria, a Jordanian Islamist leader told the French news agency AFP last week.
It is unclear, however, if they had any links with the plot.

Det er 150 amerikanske soldater stasjonert i Jordan som gir råd om behandling av flyktninger og sikkerhet.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/al-qaeda/9624264/Jordan-foils-major-al-Qaeda-plot.html