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UN blacklists Daesh linked outfit Jamaat-ul-Ahrar

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Kabul: The UN Security Council has blacklisted Daesh linked group Jamaat -ul-Ahrar (JuA) and a splinter group of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, a decision that will subject the group to sanctions, including an arms embargo, travel ban and an assets freeze. The United Nations has added Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), a splinter group of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) group to the list of terrorist organizations.  The UN said Jamaat-ul-Ahrar has ties with Daesh and is located in the Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan and has bases in the Mohmand tribal areas along the Durand Line,Tolo News reported.

Consequently , the bank accounts of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar will be frozen, and members of the group will be banned from traveling and the sale of weapons to this group is banned.  Jamaat-ul-Ahrar is a splinter branch of the Pakistani Taliban, which broke away in 2014, and has been responsible for a series of attacks in Pakistan since 2014. Jamaat-ul-Ahrar had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS).

The Pakistani government banned the organization’s activities last year following several deadly attacks that it claimed responsibility for several attacks including Wagah border attack in 2014, suicide bombing in Charsadda District in 2016 ,suicide attack targeting senior police officials at a protest on Lahore’s Mall Road in 2017. (ANI)
UN Blacklists Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan’s splinter outfit Jamaat-ul-Ahrar


Jamaat -ul-Ahrar(JuA), a splinter group of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan, a decision that will subject the group to sanctions including an arms embargo, travel ban and assets freeze. The United Nations has added Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), a splinter group of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) group to the list of terrorist organizations.  The UN said Jamaat-ul-Ahrar has ties with Daesh and has bases in eastern Nangarhar region of Afghanistan as well as in the Mohmand tribal areas along the Durand Line,Tolo News reported.

Consequently , the bank accounts of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar will be frozen, and members of the group will be banned from traveling and the sale of weapons to this group is banned.  Jamaat-ul-Ahrar is a splinter branch of the Pakistani Taliban, which broke away in 2014, and has been responsible for a series of attacks in Pakistan since 2014. Jamaat-ul-Ahrar had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). The Pakistani government banned the organization’s activities last year following several deadly attacks that it claimed responsibility for several attacks including Wagah border attack in 2014, suicide bombing in Charsadda District in 2016 ,suicide attack targeting senior police officials at a protest on Lahore’s Mall Road in 2017.