Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Treasury Dept Targets Three Senior Al Qaeda Leaders
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced the designation of three senior al-Qa’ida leaders based in Pakistan: leader and commander Abu Yahya al-Libi; senior leader ‘Abd al-Rahman Ould Muhammad al-Husayn Ould Muhammad Salim[aka Younis al-Mauritani...ed]; and al-Qa’ida facilitator, courier and operative Mustafa Hajji Muhammad Khan.

“We are targeting two of al-Qa’ida’s top strategists and commanders in Pakistan, as well as a senior facilitator, striking at the heart of al-Qa’ida’s remaining leadership and its operations in Pakistan,” said Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen.

As a result of today’s action – taken pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224 – U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with today's designees and any assets they may hold under U.S. jurisdiction are frozen.
Interesting, Pakistan stated they "arrested" Salim aka Younis al-Mauritani on Monday. Wednesday, US slaps sanctions...

Besides the obvious, wtf took so long to slap sanctions on all of them especially al-Libi...gawd.

Full press release at the Jawa Report

No comments: