Jordan Reportedly Expels Israeli Agents

From Times Wire Reports

Jordan has expelled the entire intelligence mission from the Israeli Embassy in Amman after a botched attempt to assassinate a leading Islamic militant, Israeli media reported. The head of the Mossad mission and his agents have returned home "on the express orders of King Hussein" even though Israel says they were not involved in the Sept. 25 attempt to kill Khaled Meshaal, Israel Radio said. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's advisor dismissed the report as baseless. The affair also damaged Israel's relations with Canada because two Israeli agents in the attack used forged Canadian passports. Meanwhile, Canada said it was sending its ambassador back after receiving an apology from Israel.

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