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16 names added to UN’s al-Qaida sanctions list

September 24, 2014

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A U.N. Security Council committee has added 16 names to its al-Qaida sanctions list, including one with ties to the Islamic State group.

Tuesday’s additions come after the council approved a resolution expanding the list’s scope to include people affiliated with the extremist group that has taken over a huge area of land in Syria and Iraq.

’Abd al-Rahman Muhammad Mustafa al-Qaduli of Iraq has been listed as a senior Islamic State group official who rejoined the group in 2012 after his release from prison.

He and other individuals and entities added to the sanctions list face financial sanctions, a travel ban and arms embargo.

The recent council resolution also urges the sanctions committee to consider listing more names of people who support the Islamic State group.

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