US Announces Sanctions On Members of Haqqani Network

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US announced new sanctions on five individuals belonging to the Haqqani network on Thursday. The decision by the US treasury department prohibits US companies and individuals from transacting with the specified individuals and freezes their assets under US jurisdiction.

The suspects include Abdul Aziz Abbasin who is alleged to have run a training camp for foreign fighters, Haiji Faizullah Khan Noorzai, and his brother Haiji Malik Noorzai who are believed to be Taliban financiers. Others accused include Abdur Rehman a Taliban facilitator and fundraiser, and Fazal Rahim, who is accused of providing funds to Al-Qaeda and the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan.

David Cohen, treasury under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence in a statement said “these financiers and facilitators provide the fuel for the Taliban, Haqqani network and al-Qaeda to realize their violent aspirations.”