US imposes sanctions on five Al Qaeda operatives

Filed on September 16, 2021
A helicopter flies above the World Trade Center after the landmark twin towers were hit by two hijacked commercial aircraft by Al Qaeda in New York. — AFP file

The list included Majdi Salim, an Egyptian-born lawyer based in Turkey

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

“These targeted sanctions highlight the United States’ unwavering commitment to sever financial support to Al Qaeda,” 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 Qaeda’s financial support networks.”

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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