24 May '12, 5pm

US adds Abdullah Azzam Brigades to list of terror groups

Saleh al Qarawi, from the Saudi Interior Ministry's list of 85 most-wanted terrorists. The US State Department has added the Abdullah Azzam Brigades , an al Qaeda in Iraq affiliate that operates throughout the Middle East, to its lists of designated terror organizations. Today, State added the Abdullah Azzam Brigades as both a Foreign Terrorist Organization, under the Immigration and Nationality Act, and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist group under Executive Order 13224. Two of the terror group's battalions are mentioned in the State Dept. designation. State said that the Yusuf al 'Uyayri Battalion, the Abdullah Azzam Brigades' unit on the Arabian Peninsula, claimed it executed the attack on the M Star, a Japanese oil tanker traveling off the coast of Oman from Qatar to Japan, in July 2010. The other branch, the Ziad al Jarrah Battalion, has carried out several r...

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