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Sun, 17 Nov 2019 10:18 GMT

BREAKING: US Treasury Blacklists Leader of Islamist Group in Mali

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7Dnews London

Thu, 07 Nov 2019 19:54 GMT

The US Treasury Department on Thursday November 7th announced sanctioning Amadou Koufa, a leader of Al-Qaeda affiliate organisation in Mali, Reuters reported.

Under the sanctions, Koufa, head of Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin (JNIM), will have any assets for him in the US blocked and will be banned from having any transactions with individuals or entities in the US.

Earlier on Thursday, US Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security Michael Evanoff offered a total of $10 million as a reward for whoever gives information on senior Al-Qaeda leaders Sa’ad bin Atef al-Awlaki and Ibrahim Ahmed Mahmoud al-Qosi.


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