8 sentenced for plotting major attack

From Times Wire Reports

Eight militants were handed life sentences, three of them in absentia, for plotting a 2004 chemical attack on the U.S. Embassy and other sites in Jordan.

The men, alleged associates of slain Al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab Zarqawi, had been sentenced to death in a 2006 trial, but an appeals court overturned those sentences because the prosecutor was apparently a plot target.

The men were arrested in 2004 in what prosecutors said was a sophisticated plot that could have killed tens of thousands of people.

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