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Azerbaijan Jails Iranians Who Plotted to Attack U.S. and Israeli Targets

Given sentences of 10 to 15 years each

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A court in Azerbaijan has sentenced 22 people to lengthy jail terms for assisting the Revolutionary Guards in neighboring Iran in terrorist plots against U.S. and Israeli targets in the oil-rich Caspian nation.

The Baku serious crimes court said Tuesday that the defendants were handed jail terms of between 10 and 15 years on charges that also included treason and the unlawful possession of weapons.

The trial was held behind closed doors.