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4 pro-Zarqawi Lawmakers Charged in Jordan - ASHARQ AL-AWSAT English Archive
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AMMAN, Jordan, AP -Four lawmakers for an Islamic party have been charged with instigating sectarian strife for paying their condolences to relatives of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a judicial official said Tuesday.

The Jordanian-born leader of al-Qaida in Iraq was killed in a U.S. airstrike north of Baghdad on Wednesday.

Two days later, four members of the Islamic Action Front visited the family home of al-Zarqawi in Zarqa, a town north of the Jordanian capital.

Along with his campaign of violence in Iraq, Al-Zarqawi had claimed responsibility for Nov. 9 attacks on three hotels in Amman in which suicide bombers killed 60 people.

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