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UN Security Council slaps sanctions on Jamaat-ul-Ahrar

UN Security Council slaps sanctions on Jamaat-ul-Ahrar

Jul 07, 2017 - 16:22

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): 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.

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud

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