Thursday, September 2, 2010

US Treasury Sanctions Pakistani Taliban, Top Two Leaders

Via The Long War Journal (Sept 1, 2010) -

Years after its appearance as a major terrorist organization, the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan was today named as a terrorist entity by the US Treasury, and the group's top two leaders were listed as foreign terrorists.

Today under Executive Order 13224, the Treasury designated the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan as a terrorist entity, and Hakeemullah Mehsud and Waliur Rehman Mehsud as specially designated global terrorists. The designation allows the US to freeze the assets of the Pakistani Taliban and its two senior leaders, prevent them from using financial institutions, and prosecute them for terrorist activities.

Hakeemullah, Waliur, and the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan, which is also known as the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, have been involved in multiple terror attacks inside Pakistan and in neighboring Afghanistan, as well as in the failed Times Square car bombing in New York City on May 1, 2010.

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