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Rebels in Syria Claim Control of Resources




Jordan's balancing act on Syria




Arms smuggling attempt foiled on Jordanian-Syrian border




Region Boiling, Israel Takes Up Castle Strategy




During his retrial on terror charges, extremist cleric Abu Qatada said al Qaeda's two branches in Syria, the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham, should stop infighting and offer "unequivocal submissiveness" to al Qaeda's emir. "Our brave Jihadists in Syria should unite their ranks and be obedient to Dr. Ayman to prevail in the war," he stated. Qatada also pled not guilty and castigated the judge. Shadi Al Bazayaah, a longtime Salafi jihadist, has reportedly been killed while fighting for Al Nusrah in Syria. Amman resident Mustafa Khater was sentenced to five years in prison for links to Al Nusrah. An estimated 2,000 Jordanian jihadists are said to be fighting in Syria, and about 80 percent of them are fighting alongside Al Nusrah.




A look at 2 suicide bombers who sought death in Syria, driven by jihadist ideology




Jordan rearrests millennium bombings plotter

Jordanian authorities reportedly arrested Raed Hijazi in November. According to the 9/11 Commission report, Hijazi was a key member of a terrorist cell that was broken up in late 1999. The cell was planning multiple attacks in Jordan at the time.


Extremist cleric Abu Qatada pled not guilty to terrorism charges, and challenged the authority of the court. He was previously tried and sentenced in absentia by Jordan in 1999 and 2000, but has a right to retrial while present. After a brief hearing, the judge adjourned the trial until Dec. 24. Yesterday a court sentenced a Jordanian man to five years' hard labor for illegally entering Syria and fighting there.




The trial of radical cleric Abu Qatada has been set for Dec. 10. Qatada was extradited from Britain in July to face terrorism charges stemming from plots against Westerners in Jordan over a decade ago. The army said over 1,000 Syrian refugees have arrived in the past 72 hours. The Jordanian Muslim Brotherhood plans to try three founders of the reformist Zamzam splinter group in an internal shura council court.




Iran Nuclear Deal Raises Fears of Proliferation Among Arab States




Syria Seen as Most Dire Refugee Crisis in a Generation




Syria rebels recruit at refugee camp




Abu Qatada continues work from Jordanian prison




Hundreds of Syrian refugees 'denied entry into Jordan'




Angry Over Syrian War, Saudis Fault US Policy




Training of Syrian insurgents steps up in Saudi Arabia




The Islamic Action Front, as well as Civil Aviation head Mohammad Quraan, criticized Israel's plan to build a new international airport at Eilat very near to Jordan's international airport at Aqaba. Authorities last week arrested Salafi jihadist leader Khalil Alkam a.k.a. Abu Obidah along with three others who were also seeking to travel to Syria to fight with rebel forces. So far 30 other members of the Salafi jihadist movement have been arrested; 20 for planning to join fighters in Syria and 10 for attempting to illegally cross the border into Syria. Officials say the Al Nusrah Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant are recruiting in Jordan; over 400 Jordanians are said to have been recruited for Syrian jihad.




Number of Syrian refugees rises above 2 million, UN agency says




CIA ramping up covert training program for moderate Syrian rebels




Islamist Syrian rebels claim to capture crossing on Jordanian border