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US sanctions 5 Al-Qaeda operatives

People gather across the street from the annual 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony at the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum on September 11, 2021 in New York City. [Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images]
People gather across the street from the annual 9/11 Commemoration Ceremony at the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum on September 11, 2021 in New York City. [Alexi Rosenfeld/Getty Images]

The United States yesterday imposed sanctions on five Al-Qaeda supporters working out of Turkey to provide financial services and travel help to the militant group, Reuters reported the Treasury Department announcing.

"These targeted sanctions highlight the United States' unwavering commitment to sever financial support to al-Qa'ida," Andrea Gacki, director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control, said in a statement.

"We will continue working with our foreign partners, including Turkey, to expose and disrupt al-Qa'ida's financial support networks."u

The list included Majdi Salim, an Egyptian-born lawyer based in Turkey, who Treasury identified as a primary facilitator of a range of Al-Qaeda activities in Turkey.

Others were Muhammad Nasr Al-Din Al-Ghazlani, an Egyptian financial courier who used cash transfers to support Al-Qaeda and Turkish citizens Nurettin Muslihan, Cebrail Guzel and Soner Gurleyen.

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