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UN Security Council Slaps Sanctions on Jamaat-Ul-Ahrar

UN Security Council Slaps  Sanctions on Jamaat-Ul-Ahrar

KABUL - The UN Security Council has slapped sanctions on a splinter group of the Pakistani Talibaninfo-icon, freezing its assets and subjecting it to an arms embargo.
Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) was added to the Islamic State and Al-Qaida Sanctions List by the powerful UN body on Thursday, says a report on the UN website.
With links to the Islamic State, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar has a presence in Afghanistaninfo-icon’s eastern Nangarhar province and the Mohmand tribal region of Pakistaninfo-icon.
Meanwhile, Pakistan welcomed the move, saying it had floated the proposal. The United States had added the militant group to the list of global terrorists last year.
The UN Security Council has slapped sanctions on a splinter group of the Pakistani Taliban, freezing its assets and subjecting it to an arms embargo. Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) was added to the Islamic State and Al-Qaida Sanctions List by the powerful UN body on Thursday, says a report on the UN website. With links to the Islamic State, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar has a presence in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar province and the Mohmand tribal region of Pakistan. Meanwhile, Pakistan welcomed the move, saying it had floated the proposal. The United States had added the militant group to the list of global terrorists last year. (Pajhwok)