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U.S. Blocks Assets of 10 Jemaah Islamiah Suspects

The United States said on Friday it had moved to freeze the assets of 10 suspected members of the Jemaah Islamiah (JI) militant network, a group blamed for last year’s Bali bomb attack and believed to have links to al Qaeda. “Today’s action identifies 10 individuals at the heart of the JI network. These terrorists have worked to achieve al Qaeda’s terrorist goals in Southeast Asia,” U.S. Treasury Secretary John Snow said at the end of an Asia-Pacific finance ministers meeting in Thailand. The United States was sending the names to the United Nations and, if it has no objections, all member states will be required to take similar actions. The U.S. action immediately freezes all assets belonging to the 10 people, who come from several countries in Southeast Asia. Full Story

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