The U.S. imposed sanctions on five members of al-Qaeda

The U.S. imposed sanctions on five members of al-Qaeda

The move underscores America’s resolve to combat the financing of the terrorist group.

The United States has imposed on five Turkish al-Qaida sympathizers, Radio Liberty reported citing the U.S. Treasury Department.

This is reported by the U.S. Treasury Department.

According to Director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control Andrea Gaki, the sanctions “underscore the unwavering commitment of the United States to combat the financing of al-Qaeda.”

“We will continue to work with our foreign partners, including Turkey, to expose and disrupt al-Qaida’s financial support networks,” she added.

Who made the sanctions list

— Egyptian-born lawyer Majd Salim, who lives in Turkey, was added to the list. The Treasury Department concluded that he is the main coordinator of some al-Qaeda activities in Turkey.

— Muhammad Nasr al-Din al-Gazlani, an Egyptian financial courier who made money transfers in support of al-Qaeda, was also sanctioned.

— Turkish nationals Nurettin Muslimhan, Sebrail Guzel, and Soner Gourlay.

Recall that Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, the second-largest leader of the ultra-radical al-Qaeda group, was killed in on August 7, 2020. He was on the list of the most wanted terrorists.

U.S. intelligence believes that the al-Qaeda terrorist organization responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks in the U.S. could rebuild its capabilities. This will be facilitated by the continued power of the Taliban in Afghanistan.

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