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U.S. Terror Imposes Sanctions on Seven

The latest round of targets indicated the U.S. is attempting to pursue I.S. followers who have sought to spread the extremist ideology

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson makes a statement on issues related to visas and travel, Monday, March 6, 2017, from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection office in Washington, photo: AP/Susan Walsh
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WASHINGTON – The United States imposed sanctions Thursday on seven people for allegedly supporting the Islamic State group (I.S.) or al-Qaida, including a member of the I.S. cell dubbed “The Beatles.” The sanctions also targeted a diverse array of individuals from Asia, Europe and New Zealand that the U.S. accuses of being terrorists.

The State Department declared El Shafee Elsheikh, one of the notorious British-sounding captors accused of executing hostages, to be a global terrorist. The U.S. said Elsheikh traveled to Syria in 2012 and first joined al-Qaida’s branch there, and then later joined I.S., beheading more than 27 hostages and torturing others.

The designations freeze any assets that Elsheikh and others targeted may have in the U.S. and bars U.S. citizens from doing business with them.

The U.S. also targeted Anjem Choudary, one of Britain’s best-known radical Islamic preachers, who was sentenced last year to 5.5 years in prison for encouraging I.S. For years, he ran groups in the U.K. under the names al-Muhajiroun, Islam4UK and Muslims Against Crusades. Several people who attended his rallies or events have been convicted of violent attacks. The State Department said Choudary has vowed to continue recruiting extremists while in prison.

The latest round of targets indicated the U.S. is attempting to pursue I.S. followers who have sought to spread the extremist ideology in Southeast Asia and other areas far from Iraq and Syria.

Muhammad Bahrun Naim Anggih Tamtomo, an Indonesian national, was targeted for allegedly helping associates in Indonesia plan attacks. And the U.S. said Muhammad Wanndy Bin Mohamed Jedi, of Malaysia, had ordered an I.S. cell in Malaysia to carry out multiple attacks there. The U.S. said Wanndy is based in Syria and Iraq, and Naim in Syria.

The sanctions also target a citizen of Trinidad and Tobago believed to be fighting for I.S. in Syria, in a sign of growing U.S. concern that the Caribbean island nation has unexpectedly emerged as a source of foreign fighters and money for I.S. The U.S. said that Shane Dominic Crawford had served as an interpreter for IS, translating the group’s propaganda into English.

A New Zealand native, Mark John Taylor, was targeted for fighting for I.S. in Syria for the last several years. The U.S. said he’d appeared in an I.S. propaganda video intended to inspire terror attacks in New Zealand and Australia.

A Swedish member of al-Qaida, Sami Bouras, was an unusual addition to the list. The U.S. said Bouras, who is of Tunisian descent, had helped plan suicide attacks.

JOSH LEDERMAN

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