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    US Slaps Sanctions on 5 Entities, 4 Individuals in Turkey, Afghanistan and Syria Over Daesh Links

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    Last month, US President Donald Trump announced that Daesh* leader al-Baghdadi died during a US raid on his hideout in Syria.

    The United States has imposed sanctions on five entities, four individuals in Turkey, Afghanistan and Syria over links to the Daesh* terrorist group, the US Treasury Department said in a press release on Monday.

    "Today, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated two Turkey-based Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) procurement agents and four ISIS-linked companies operating in Syria, Turkey, and across the Gulf and Europe for providing critical financial and logistical support to ISIS," the release said.

    The Treasury Department also said it is acting against the Afghanistan-based Nejaat Social Welfare Organization for using false charitable pretences as a cover to facilitate the transfer of funds and support the activities of Daesh* – Khorasan in Afghanistan.

    "Treasury also took action against two senior officials affiliated with this organization," the release said.

    In September, the US also targeted Daesh* with sanctions, as well as other groups including al-Qaeda, Iran's IRGC and Hamas. Then the targets included 15 leaders, individuals and entities affiliated with those groups. 

    On 27 October, US President Donald Trump announced that Daesh* leader al-Baghdadi died during a US raid on his hideout in Syria by blowing himself up after being chased into a dead-end tunnel. 

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