6,510. 11/9/2005

“On November 9, 2005, the group [al Qaeda in Iraq] launched simultaneous suicide bombings at three American hotels in the Jordanian capital of Amman–the Radisson, Hyatt, and Days Inn–killing sixty. Most of the victims were Jordanians attending a wedding party and the attack provoked a wave of revulsion against [al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-] Zarqawi in his birthplace.”

 – Peter Bergen, The Longest War, Page 168

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