Five Islamist Militants Added to Global Terrorist List by State Department

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken informed in a statement Friday that five alleged Islamist militants were added to State Department’s Specially Designated Global Terrorist list which means that any ownership or interests in US properties they hold will be blocked, Reuters reports.

One of them is the senior military commander of Islamic State’s affiliate in Mozambique, Bonomade Machude Omar, who led the extremists that killed dozens of people in March in town of Palma’s Amarula Hotel, and is also behind attacks elsewhere in Mozambique and in Tanzania.

The other four militants added on the list are Jama’at Nusrat al-Islam wal-Muslimin’s Sidang Hitta and Salem Ould al-Hasan as well as Shabaab group of Somalia’s leaders Ali Mohamed Rage and Abdikadir Mohamed Abdikadir.

Any individuals or foreign financial institutions that engage in any transactions with the five militants are also exposed to possible US sanctions.

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