The radical Al-Qaeda-linked preacher Abu Qatada sits behind bars at the Jordanian military court in Amman, Jordan June 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)
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A Jordanian military court Wednesday acquitted radical Muslim preacher Abu Qatada on terrorism charges for his role in plotting attacks against Americans and Israelis.The court ruled there was insufficient evidence against Abu Qatada and his defense lawyer, Husein Mubaidin, said he expects his client to be released within hours.Abu Qatada, described as a onetime lieutenant to Osama bin Laden, was charged with involvement in plans to target Israeli and American tourists and Western diplomats in Jordan in 2000 -- the so-called "millennium plot". Abu Qatada had questioned the impartiality of Jordan's military court, an issue that delayed his deportation from Britain for years.
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