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US blacklists Afghanistan-based Nejaat Social Welfare Organization for support of IS

19 Nov 2019 1TV News

The United States on Monday imposed sanctions on Afghanistan-based Nejaat Social Welfare Organization for providing financial and logistical support to Islamic State militant group.

Two of the organization’s senior officials, Sayed Habib Ahmad Khan and Rohullah Wakil, were also targeted for supporting activities of IS’s Afghan affiliate, US Treasury Department said.

Nejaat collected donations on behalf of IS’s Afghan affiliate from individuals in Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, and other Middle Eastern countries, the Treasury said.

Money was then transferred from the Gulf to Asia – via the banking system – where an IS coordinator would collect the transferred funds. Nejat’s offices in Kabul and Jalalabad distributed the funds to IS commanders, the Treasury said.

The Treasury also blacklisted four companies in Syria, Turkey, the Gulf and Europe over IS links.

“Following the highly successful operation against al-Baghdadi, the Trump administration is resolved to completely destroy ISIS’s remaining network of terror cells,” Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said, using an acronym for the group.

The sanctions freeze any U.S. assets held by those targeted and prohibit Americans from doing business with them.

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