Jordanian General Intelligence Department foils a terrorist plan targeting national security


Published: 2018-01-08 13:35

Last Updated: 2023-03-27 03:21

Editor: Kamal Alnaser

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The GID foiled after intensive intelligence and accurate follow-up a terrorist plan for an affiliated ISIS cell in the second quarter of Nov 2017.

The cells planned to carry out a number of terrorist operations simultaneously with the aim of destabilizing the national security and creating chaos and terror among citizens

Early intelligence follow-up resulted in arresting 17 individuals involved in these operations and the seizure of the weapons and materials that were to be used to carry out this criminal plan.

Investigations revealed that the cell prepared integrated plans to carry out its operations, and conducted reconnaissance and inspection of these targets, they also set up a mechanism to execute them.

One of the most important targets of the cell were (security and military centers, commercial centers, media stations and moderate clerics).

The cell's members planned to secure financial support by carrying out robberies on a number of banks in Rusaifa and Zarqa and selling a number of stolen cars.

The cell also planned to manufacture explosives using raw materials available in the market.

All members of the cell were transferred to the General Prosecutor of the State Security Court, who initiated the investigation. They were charged with conspiracy to carry out terrorist acts, promoting the ideology of a terrorist group, interfering in terrorist acts, selling weapons and ammunition for use in terrorist acts, a terrorist act, possession of weapons for use in terrorist acts, and will be referred to the State Security Court once the Prosecutor has completed the investigation proceedings.