Court Defers Sentencing for 2016 Border Attack

تم نشره في Wed 15 March / Mar 2017. 01:00 AM
  • Military Court, State Security Court, Amman

AMMAN — The State Security Court (SSC) on Wednesday postponed the sentencing of 5 people suspected to be behind a deadly terrorist attack on an army outpost on the north eastern border in 2016.

The SSC said Najm Umor, Ahmed Bdour, Fadi Umor, Khalif Ghiath and Hilal Ali, all Syrian nationals, are facing charges of committing terrorist acts by using explosives that led to the death of human beings, importing narcotics and illegally entering the country.

During today's public hearing, the defendants denied the charges brought against them, said the court, adding it will issue its ruling on March 19th.

In June 2016, seven Jordanian border guards were killed by a suicide bomber, who careered a car at the border from Syria and rammed it into a military post.