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Washington/Canadian-Media: Amendment has been made by the Department of State in the terrorist designations of Lashkar i Jhangvi (LJ) and ISIL Sinai Peninsula (ISIL-SP) to include additional aliases as Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTO) under Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, and as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT) under Executive Order 13224, US Department of State reported.
Lashkar-e-Tayyiba. Image credit: Pinterst.com
The Department of State has also reviewed and maintained the FTO designations of LJ, ISIL-SP, Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, Jaysh Rijal al-Tariq al Naqshabandi, Jama’atu Ansarul Muslimina Fi Biladis-Sudan (Ansaru), al-Nusrah Front, Continuity Irish Republican Army, and the National Liberation Army, pursuant to Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as amended (8 U.S.C. § 1189), US Department of State released statement read.
"FTO and SDGT designations seek to deny these terrorist organizations the resources to plan and carry out terrorist attacks. Among other consequences of designations, all of the groups’ property and interests that are within the United States or that come within the United States or that come within the possession or control of U.S. persons, are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in any transactions with them. In addition, as designated FTOs, it is a federal crime to knowingly provide, or attempt or conspire to provide, material support or resources to them," the statement said.
The U.S. public and the international community have been notified today of additional aliases of LJ and ISIL-SP, and that all of these groups remain terrorist organizations.
These terrorist individuals designations and groups are isolated and their access to the U.S. financial system is denied.
Moreover, the law enforcement actions of other U.S. agencies and governments can be assisted by these designations.