US approves three Islamic State affiliates and one financial operator in Afghanistan

U.S.A.US approves three Islamic State affiliates and one financial...

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken

The United States on Monday approved three leaders of the Islamic State province of Khorasan and an international financial facilitator (ISKP), affiliated with the terrorist group in Afghanistan.

United States Secretary of State, Antony Blinken has indicated that as of this Monday the current ISKP emir general, Sanaula Gharafi, has been designated as a global terrorist; The group’s spokesman, Sultan Aziz, and Maulvi Rajab, a senior leader in the Afghan province of Kabul.

Gharafi, known as Shabab al-Muhaji, has led the organization since June 2020 and is responsible for all ISKP operations in Afghanistan, as well as for organizing the group’s funding, the head of US diplomacy stressed. . On Rajab, he has indicated that he had planned attacks and campaigns in Kabul.

Group spokesman Sultan Azizo
Group spokesman Sultan Azizo

other thing, The United States Treasury Department has designated Ismatula Jalozai as a terrorist for providing financial aid to an Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan.

Blinken elaborated that Jalozai, the international financial facilitator for the group, carried out the mission “to transfer money to finance the operations of the jihadist organization” to senior leaders of the group operating in Turkey through a hawala business-transfer system. Have given.

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“They also managed a financing scheme based in the United Arab Emirates, which involved shipping luxury items to international destinations for resale, in an effort to generate funds for ISKP.”The Secretary of State has also indicated.

On the other hand, he has reported that Jalojai has carried out a people-smuggling operation for the group, including sending a courier from Afghanistan to Turkey.

As a result of these actions, “U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions of any kind with appointments while their property and interests are subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.” “

The United States chief of diplomacy said, “We will continue to use all sources of American power to attack terrorists who are plotting operations to indiscriminately kill civilians around the world, and who permit their actions.” , provide convenience and finance.” reiterated the country’s efforts to ensure that Afghanistan “cannot once again become a platform for international terrorism.”

(with information from Europa Press)

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