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Bin Laden son, AQAP leader added to U.S. terror blacklist - State Dept | Reuters

WASHINGTON A son of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and a senior leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula were added to the U.S. counter-terrorism blacklist on Thursday, a move that bars U.S. citizens from business with them, the State Department said.The State and Treasury departments said they had designated Hamza bin Laden and Ibrahim al-Banna as global terrorists. Bin Laden, a son of the deceased al Qaeda leader, has been declared a member of the group by senior leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, the State Department said.

Ibrahim al-Banna is a senior member of AQAP who has served as the group's security chief and has provided military and security guidance to AQAP leaders, the State Department said. The United States has offered a $5 million reward for him.

(Reporting by David Alexander; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.


Updated Date: Jan 05, 2017 22:02 PM

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