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JORDAN SENTENCES SIX TO DEATH FOR TERROR PLANS

A military court sentenced six men to death today for planning terrorist attacks against Israeli and U.S. targets during New Year's celebrations in Jordan.

The three-man State Security Court acquitted six others and handed down prison terms ranging from 7 1/2 years to life in prison for the remaining 16 men.

Prosecutors charged the men with crimes including "conspiracy to carry out terrorist attacks" against Israeli and American tourists visiting Mount Nebo, where tradition says Moses saw the promised land, and a Christian settlement along the Jordan River said to be the site where John the Baptist baptized Jesus.

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