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United States | State Department Terrorist Designation of Hajji ‘Abd al-Nasir

United States – The Department of State has designated Hajji ‘Abd al-Nasir as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under Section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224, which imposes sanctions on foreign persons who have committed, or pose a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism. Today’s designation seeks to deny al-Nasir the resources to plan … Continue reading United States | State Department Terrorist Designation of Hajji ‘Abd al-Nasir

BEIRUT | US-backed forces storm IS-held village in east Syria

BEIRUT — U.S.-backed Syrian forces entered Saturday an eastern village held by the Islamic State group where intense clashes are ongoing a day after the extremists reportedly killed 20 fighters, the forces and a war monitor said. The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces said its fighters stormed Bagouz and are close to the center of the … Continue reading BEIRUT | US-backed forces storm IS-held village in east Syria

Trump signs order to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open

WASHINGTON/January 30, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to keep open the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, marking a formal reversal of his predecessor’s eight-year effort to shut it down. Trump made it clear during his campaign that he wanted Guantanamo to remain open and to “load it up with some … Continue reading Trump signs order to keep Guantanamo Bay prison open