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US designated Aziz Haqqani as global terrorist

Aug 27, 2015 16:25 IST

The United States (US) in last week of August 2015 designated Abdul Aziz Haqqani, the new leader of the Haqqani network, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist. He was declared as a global terrorist for being involved in planning and carrying out attacks against Afghan government targets.

Following the designation of a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, Aziz Haqqani comes under the ambit of US sanctions. The sanctions, prohibits any US national from maintaining any relationship with him. It also allows seizure of all his assets, if any, in the US.

In August 2014, the US had announced a reward of up to 5 million US dollars for information leading to the location of Aziz.

Popularly known as Aziz Haqqani, he assumed the leadership role of the Haqqani network after the death of his brother Badruddin Haqqani. The Haqqani Network has planned and carried out a number of significant kidnappings and attacks against US interests in Afghanistan, as well as Afghan government and civilian targets.

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