U.S. adds 2 men and a group on global terrorists’ list for operating in Mali, Afghanistan
Washington, United States (4E) – The U.S. added two more persons and a group on its global terrorists’ list for their links with terrorist group al-Qaeda in Mali and Afghanistan respectively.
One of the men is Ansar al-Dine’s leader Iyad ag Ghali, who has been operating from Mali against the government and French troops and has closed ties with al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).
The AQIM provided him full support in AAD’s fight to capture Malian towns of Agulhok, Tessalit, Kidal, Gao and Timbuktu last year.
The other man, Malang Wazir, is accused of overseeing training centers and of sending fighters to Afghanistan to support Taliban’s fight.
Wazir is a sub-commander in Commander Nazir Group (CNG), which was also blacklisted by Washington for sending suicide bombers, running training camps and conducting cross-border operations in Afghanistan against the U.S. and its allies.
The U.S. has blocked all assets of the two individuals and the group that were under its jurisdiction and restrict American nationals from doing any kind of business with them.