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U.S. Designates Iraq Group As Terrorist

Secretary of State Colin Powell designated Ansar al-Islam, a group considered a leading threat to stability in Iraq, as a foreign terrorist organization Monday. The label carries legal consequences for Ansar and the 36 other groups on the list: people in the United States cannot provide money or other material support to the group, members cannot receive U.S. visas and U.S. financial institutions must block the group’s funds. In a statement, the State Department said Ansar has been a leading group engaged in attacks against U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq and is considered close to the al-Qaida terrorist group. Full Story

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