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US slaps sanctions against militants in Egypt, Yemen

Dec 19, 2014    

Washington, Dec 19 (IANS) The US Thursday slapped sanctions on an Egyptian extremist group and a senior leader of the Yemen-based Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the State Department said in a statement.The State Department blacklisted the Ajnad Misr group and Ibrahim al-Rubaysh as specially designated global terrorists, a move that entails sanctions freezing all of their assets under US jurisdiction and barring American citizens from doing business with them, Xinhua reported.Ajnad Misr announced its formation in January after breaking away from Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, a group seen by ...

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