Saturday, October 16, 2004


Now, what took'em so long????

WASHINGTON: Al-Qaeda linked Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's group of radical Islamist terrorists has been formally designated as a foreign terrorist organization.

In an announcement on Friday, the US State Department said Zarqawi's Jama'at al-Tawhid wa'al-Jihad was formally designated as a terrorist organization under the US Immigration and Nationality Act and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Executive Order 13224.

The group is also known as The Monotheism and Jihad Group, the al-Zarqawi network and al-Tawhid.

These actions will result in asset freezes, travel bans and arms embargoes against the group, as well as prohibitions on citizens of UN member states providing any funds or other resources to the group.

Source: Times of India

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