New details about Salt Terrorist Cell, 3 women involved


Published: 2018-11-06 17:50

Last Updated: 2018-11-06 18:05

'Salt Terrorist Cell' members.
'Salt Terrorist Cell' members.

The Prosecutor General of the Attorney General of the State Security Court (SSC), General Col. Fawaz Otoum, announced the investigation regarding the "Terrorist cell of Salt" case and accordingly referred to the State Security Court, which involved 14 perpetrators, 3 of whom are women.

Roya got a copy of the charges’ documentation that has detailed information about the associated terrorist-plot that killed six martyrs of the joint-forces as well as a number of casualties.

The Attorney-General charged the perpetrators with the following:

  • The first, second, third and fourteenth perpetrator: Involvement in terrorist acts using weapons and explosives which led to the death of a person and the demolition of a private building. Manufacture of explosives with the intention of using them to carry out acts of terrorism.
  • The first, third and fourteenth perpetrator: Possession of explosives for the purpose of using them for acts of terrorism.
  • The fourth and fifth perpetrator: Intervention in the manufacture of explosives to be used in acts of terrorism.
  • The first and fourteenth perpetrator: The transfer of explosives to use them in acts of terrorism.
  • The fourth perpetrator: Manufacturing weapons to be used in acts of terrorism.
  • The third perpetrator: Possession of weapons with the intention of using them to carry out terrorist acts.
  • The sixth and fourteenth perpetrator: Transfer of weapons for the purpose of terrorist acts.
  • The tenth perpetrator: Sale of weapons and ammunition for unlawful use.
  • The second perpetrator: Provision of funds to terrorist groups.
  • The first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, ninth and fourteenth perpetrator: Conspiracy to carry out acts of terrorism.
  • The first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, eleventh, twelfth, thirteenth and fourteenth perpetrator: Promoting the ideologies of terrorist organizations.
  • The fourteenth perpetrator: Joining armed terrorist organizations.
  • The eleventh, twelfth and thirteenth perpetrator: Not reporting information that is relevant to terrorist activities.

The perpetrators, who admitted forming a group in order to carry out terrorist armed operations in Jordan, revealed that they were planning to carry out several attacks against the following:

- Buses carrying members of the armed forces.
- Buses carrying public security personnel
- The building of the General Intelligence Directorate in Salt
- The building of the Military Intelligence Directorate in Salt
- The Governorate of Salt Governorate
- Public security patrols

The perpetrators agreed to carry out their armed operations against the aforementioned targets by using automatic firearms in order to kill the personnel on duty, using weapons in their possession.

They also agreed that, once an operation is done, the weapons seized by members of the security services should be used to arm the rest of the group. Following that agreement, some of the perpetrators started inspecting their targets, to later change their mind on using distant-controlled explosive devices.