31 Jul '18, 6pm

US designates 3 members of Lashkar-e-Tayyiba as terrorists

The US State and Treasury Departments announced today that three Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT) figures have been designated as terrorists. LeT has long been focused on fighting Indian forces in Jammu and Kashmir, as well as executing terrorist operations inside India itself. The group’s most notorious attack came in Nov. 2008, when a team of jihadists laid siege to several sites in Mumbai. More than 160 people were killed in that raid. While LeT is primarily focused on Indian interests in South Asia, today’s designations highlight the global dimensions of its operations. One of the newly-sanctioned men has raised funds to send to Syria, where multiple jihadist outfits operate. Another was detained in Iraq and held for a decade before being transferred to Pakistani custody and released. The State Department was responsible for designating Abdul Rehman al-Dakhil , whom it describe...

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