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Feb 13, 04:04 AM


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Al Qaeda and the Taliban are a syndicate located in Pakistan. @ThomasJoscelyn @BillRoggio @FDD

The Treasury Department announced today that three jihadists based in Pakistan have been added to the US government’s list of specially designated global terrorists.

“We are targeting operatives who have provided logistical support, improvised explosive devices, and other technological assistance to [al Qaeda], Lashkar-e Tayyiba, the Taliban, and other terrorist groups,” Sigal Mandelker, Treasury’s Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, said in a statement.

Ms. Mandelker also gently prodded the Pakistani government to crack down on the illicit jihadi network, which has operated on Pakistani soil for years. “This is part of this Administration’s broader efforts to disrupt terrorist fundraising, and we call on the Pakistani government and others in the region to work with us to deny sanctuary to these dangerous individuals and organizations,” Mandelker said.

All three of the newly-designated men — Rahman Zeb Faqir Muhammad, Hizb Ullah Astam Khan and Dilawar Khan Nadir Khan — have worked for Fazeel-A-Tul Shaykh Abu Mohammed Ameen Al-Peshwari (also known as Sheikh Aminullah).