9/17, 12:45 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US sanctions 5 al-Qaeda operatives

The United States Treasury Department announced it imposed sanctions against five al-Qaeda operatives after the individuals were accused of providing various forms of support to the organization.

The punitive measures will freeze any assets the five men have under US jurisdiction. "These targeted sanctions highlight the United States' unwavering commitment to sever financial support to al-Qa'ida,'' director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control Andrea Gacki said.

The group consists of Turkish and Egyptian nationals.

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