U.S. sharpens focus on ISIS in Asia and Africa

(Worthy News) - U.S. officials expanded their targeting of the Islamic State beyond its Mideast stomping grounds Tuesday by adding three of the groups’ far-flung affiliates — in the Philippines, Bangladesh and West Africa — to the State Department’s “Specially Designated Global Terrorists” list.

The designations, which seize assets the groups may have in U.S. markets and make it a federal crime for American citizens to interact with them in any way, signaled a broadening of Washington’s focus on ISIS affiliates around the world as the group continues to lose its territory in Syria and Iraq.

“These designations target key ISIS-affiliated groups and leaders outside its fallen caliphate,” State Department Coordinator for Counterterrorism Nathan A. Sales said in a statement. “Today’s actions are a critical step in degrading ISIS’s global network and denying its affiliates the resources they need to plan and carry out terrorist attacks.” [ Source: Washington Times (Read More...) ]

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1 thought on “U.S. sharpens focus on ISIS in Asia and Africa”

  1. Very wise of President's Trump to move the focus from Syria and let Putin handle that area of the world. Especially when ISLAMIC TERRORIST MOOSLIMS are committing genocide in several places in Africa and Southeast Asia.

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