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UNSC votes to expand sanctions against al-Qaeda, Taliban

The UN Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution on Friday expanding UN sanctions against al-Qaeda and the Taliban to their affiliates and splinter groups and clamping down on terrorist financing. Sanctions require all 191 UN member states to impose a travel ban and arms embargo against Afghanistan’s former Taliban leaders, Osama bin Laden and his al-Qaida terrorist network and those “associated with” them, and to freeze their financial assets. The new resolution adopted by the council spells out for the first time who is included among al-Qaeda and the Taliban’s associates. Full Story

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