Jordanian policemen leave after ending security operations at the Crusader-era castle in Karak, where armed gunmen carried out an attack a day before, on December 19, 2016. Muhammad Hamed/Reuters
Jordan sentences five Daesh members to death
Filed on December 28, 2016
The group of 21 were members of a Daesh cell that was broken up in March during a security operation in the northern town of Irbid.
A court in Amman on Wednesday sentenced to death five Jordanian members of a dismantled cell linked to the Daesh group for "terrorism".
The state security court also handed jail terms of between three and 15 years to another 16 Jordanians in the same case.
They were found guilty of deadly "acts of terrorism", the manufacture of explosives and "possession of weapons and ammunition for use in terrorist acts" and recruiting people for "terrorist organisations".
The group of 21 were members of a Daesh cell that was broken up in March during a large-scale security operation in the northern town of Irbid, near the border with Syria.
Seven suspected militants and a member of the Jordanian security forces were killed during that operation.
The authorities announced later that they had foiled Daesh attacks in the Kingdom, which had already been hit by deadly attacks over the past year.
On December 18, 10 people including a Canadian were killed in a shooting rampage the popular tourist destination of Karak, in an attack claimed by the Daesh group.
Two days later, the authorities arrested a man suspected of funding the attack, in a raid on a house in Karak province.
Jordan is part of the US-led military coalition against Daesh and has carried out air strikes targeting the militants group. It also hosts coalition troops on its territory.
Five ISIS Members Sentenced To Death By Hanging In Jordan For Terrorism
By Laura Loomer - on
Five members of ISIS were sentenced to death by a Jordanian court on Wednesday for terrorism.
The five men were found guilty of terrorism, manufacturing explosives, recruiting terrorists, and the possession of weapons for the use of terrorism.
The terrorists were part of an ISIS cell that was dismantled in March during a security operation in Irbid, which is near the Syrian border.
During the operation, a member of the Jordanian security forces was killed.
Jordan is part of a coalition of nations fighting ISIS, and has carried out numerous air strikes against the Islamic State. In 2015, Moaz al-Kasaesbeh, a pilot in the Jordanian air force, was captured by ISIS and burned alive in a video released by the terrorist organization.
Jordan’s King Abdullah II intensified his attack on ISIS following the brutal death of the Jordanian pilot saying, “It is our war. It has been for a long time,” in an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria.
This year, Jordan has been attacked by jihadis four times.
The five ISIS members will receive death by hanging.
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THE NATIONAL, December 28, 2016
AMMAN // A Jordanian court sentenced five members of an ISIL cell to death by hanging on Wednesday for acts of terrorism.The state security court in Amman also handed jail terms of between three and 15 years to another 16 Jordanians in the same case.They were found guilty of deadly “acts of terrorism”, the manufacture of explosives and “possession of weapons and ammunition for use in terrorist acts” and recruiting people for “terrorist organisations”.The group of 21 were members of an ISIL cell that was broken up in March during a large-scale security operation in the northern town of Irbid, near the border with Syria.Seven suspected militants and a member of the Jordanian security forces were killed during the operation.