© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks to reporters on the State Division in Washington, U.S., July 16, 2021. REUTERS/Tom Brenner/Pool
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The State Division on Friday introduced the addition of 5 alleged Islamist militants to its Specifically Designated World Terrorist listing, requiring the blocking of any possession or pursuits in U.S. properties they maintain.
The designations additionally expose to doable U.S. sanctions people or international monetary establishments who interact in sure transactions with the 5.
They embody Bonomade Machude Omar, the senior army commander of Islamic State’s affiliate in Mozambique, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken mentioned in an announcement. Omar led a gaggle of extremists who killed dozens of individuals in an assault on the Amarula Lodge within the city of Palma in March, Blinken mentioned.
He is also answerable for assaults elsewhere in Mozambique and in Tanzania, Blinken mentioned.
Sidang Hitta and Salem Ould al-Hasan, senior leaders of Mali-based al Qaeda-linked Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin, additionally have been designated, as have been Ali Mohamed Rage and Abdikadir Mohamed Abdikadir, leaders of the al Shabaab group of Somalia, Blinken mentioned.
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