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US adding Ameircan-born cleric to terror blacklist

US adding Ameircan-born cleric to terror blacklist

The Obama administration is adding the U.S.-born, al-Qaida-linked cleric Anwar al-Awlaki to a terrorism blacklist that will slap him with sanctions aimed at cutting off his financial support.
A senior State Department official said Friday that the Treasury Department would put al-Awlaki on its list of Specially Designated Global Terrorists. That would aim to freeze his assets, bar Americans from sending him money and ban him from traveling to the United States. The official spoke on condition of anonymity pending a formal announcement of the step.
Al-Awlaki already is on a secret U.S. government list of targets to be captured or killed. He is believed to have exchanged e-mails with the Army psychiatrist accused of killing 13 people in last November's Fort Hood, Texas, shootings.


Updated : 2021-03-05 05:20 GMT+08:00