24 August 2005 -- Jordan says Al-Qaeda in Iraq is involved in last week's failed attack on U.S. warships in Jordan's Red Sea port of Aqaba.
Interior Minister Awni Yerfas said late yesterday the investigation showed a connection between the organization which conducted the rocket strikes and the group led by Jordanian-born Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi in Iraq.
The attack, in which the rockets missed the U.S. warships but killed a Jordanian soldier, was yesterday claimed by al-Zarqawi's group in a statement posted on the Internet.
It has also been claimed by another Al-Qaeda-linked group.
On 22 August, Jordan said it had arrested a Syrian national suspected, along with three other men, of plotting the attack.