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15 years for absent al-Zarqawi

This photo is believed to show terror group leader al-Zarqawi.
Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

(CNN) -- Jordan has sentenced terror suspect Abu Musab al-Zarqawi to 15 years in jail for a plot to attack the country's embassy in Iraq, Jordanian officials told CNN.

It was Zarqawi's second in absentia sentence in Jordan -- he was earlier sentenced to death for the killing of a U.S. diplomat in Amman.

Another man, Miqdad al-Dabbas, was also sentenced to 15 years for plot against the embassy, officials said.

Dabbas was captured in Iraq in February 2004 and extradited to Jordan. Dabbas' capture took place before Zarqawi's planned attack.

An August 2003 attack on the embassy -- a truck bomb -- killed 17 people.

Earlier this month CNN obtained pictures believed to show al-Zarqawi, America's most-wanted terrorist in Iraq, whose network carries out frequent attacks against Iraqi and U.S. civilians, and multinational troops. (Full story)

The United States has placed a $25 million bounty on Jordanian-born al-Zarqawi's head. He is wanted for fueling the insurgency in Iraq and in connection with the beheadings of several Western hostages, and Iraqi and other civilians.

Islamist Web sites have posted at least two videos said to show his followers publicly executing men they believe are associated with the U.S.-led occupation. editor Caroline Faraj contributed to this report

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