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England Orders Terror Group Assets Frozen

The Bank of England is ordering a freeze on any assets belonging to a terrorist group that claimed responsibility for kidnapping and beheading two Americans and a Briton in Iraq, Treasury chief Gordon Brown said Thursday. Brown told lawmakers in the House of Commons that he instructed the bank to direct all financial institutions in Britain to freeze any assets of the Tawhid and Jihad group led by Jordanian Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. The group has been at the forefront of the opposition to U.S.-led forces in Iraq and has claimed responsibility for attacks on American troops and Iraqis, and for the beheadings of several foreign hostages, including American engineers Eugene Armstrong and Jack Hensley and British engineer Kenneth Bigley in the last month. “We must do all in our power to ensure there is no hiding place for terrorists and no hiding place for those who finance terrorism,” said Brown, whose official title is Chancellor of the Exchequer. Full Story

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