Jordan Intelligence Thwart a Major Terror Plot

Jordan’s intelligence service has confirmed that, beginning of the week managed to foil a major terrorist plot in the country, according to the official Petra news agency.

According to Petra, ISIL-linked cell had planned the attacks in November “with a view to harming national security and creating chaos and panic”.

A total of 17 terrorist suspects involved in the plot had been detained, the agency confirmed.

Security and military sites, malls, media stations and moderate religious scholars were among the targets by the plotters, the news agency added.

Jordan’s intelligence service said the suspects had planned to finance their plot by robbing banks and stealing cars in the towns of Ruseifa and Zarqa in central Jordan.

 

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