29 Sep '15, 5pm

Treasury targets Islamic State’s foreign fighters in new designations

The US State and Treasury Departments (US government, or USG) announced 35 new terrorism designations today. The designations target the Islamic State’s (IS) so-called “provinces,” foreign fighter facilitation networks, and several jihadists from Western countries. British and French citizens among designees Today’s designations highlight the threat of Western jihadist recruits planning, assisting, or inspiring terrorist plots in their home countries. One of the designees is Sally Jones, a British citizen who traveled to Syria to join IS in 2013. There, she fought “alongside” her husband, Junaid Hussain, who was killed in a US airstrike in Raqqa on August 24. In a speech earlier this month , UK Prime Minister David Cameron discussed Hussain’s case, saying he and other British nationals were “directing a number of planned terrorist attacks” in Britain, “such as plots to att...

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