US designation Haqqani network as terrorists

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    After 10 years of War on terror and getting 100s of it soilders killed by Haqqani network usa now declares it as terror group...:happy_2:

    US acts against Haqqani network


    WASHINGTON: The US Treasury Department on Thursday placed the Haqqani network among the groups promoting terrorism and froze the assets of its emissary Nasiruddin Haqqani along with those of two other Taliban leaders.

    The action comes amid speculations in Washington that the US State Department is about to declare the Haqqani network a foreign terrorist organisation.

    But Thursday’s move already blocks any effort to negotiate a truce between the Haqqani network and the Afghan government.

    Earlier media reports had suggested that Pakistan was trying to encourage reconciliation between the two rival forces in Afghanistan.

    The Afghan government has also held talks recently with some insurgent factions, including the Haqqani network.

    The executive designation prohibits US citizens from engaging in any transactions with Nasiruddin Haqqani, Gul Agha Ishakzai and Amir Abdullah.

    The individuals, and the affiliated group the Haqqani network, were targeted because of their actions supporting terrorism.

    “The Haqqani Network is a Taliban-affiliated group of militants that operates out of North Waziristan Agency, Pakistan and has been spearheading insurgent activity in Afghanistan,” the notification said.

    Treasury said Nasiruddin Haqqani is a key leader of that network; along with his brother Sirajuddin Haqqani, who was designated by the US in March 2008.

    “Today’s designation of three senior leaders and financiers for the Taliban and its affiliated Haqqani Network builds upon Treasury’s longstanding efforts to deprive these extremists of the resources they need to execute their violent activities,” said Adam Szubin, director of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.

    “We will continue to aggressively work to expose and dismantle the financial networks of terrorist groups in support of the President’s goal of a stable Afghanistan.”

    Diplomatic observers in Washington say that the Obama administration’s decision to target the three key leaders of Afghanistan’s Taliban with new sanctions, shows how it wants the reconciliation process in Afghanistan to proceed and who it wants excluded from this process.

    The action will not only freeze the insurgents’ assets but will also ban travel and trigger an arms embargo. The action comes just a week after a top US military commander in Afghanistan urged the sanctions.

    The observers believe that the US will now also increase its pressure on Pakistan to crack down on the Haqqani network, which Washington says is linked to Al Qaeda.

    US military officials in Afghanistan already say that Islamabad’s reluctance to move into group’s base in North Waziristan is hampering the Afghan war effort.

    The official notification identified Nasiruddin Haqqani as “an emissary for the Haqqani Network and brother of Sirajuddin Haqqani who leads the group with his father, Jalaluddin”.

    Mr Ishakzai was identified as the head of the Taliban’s financial commission and Mr Abdullah as the former treasurer to captured Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.

    The designation of the three leaders as terrorists would deprive them of the assets they need to fund their terror operations, said Mr Szubin.

    According to Treasury, Mr Ishakzai is the head of the Taliban’s financial commission, has collected money for suicide attacks in Kandahar and has been involved in the disbursement of funds for Taliban fighters. He has served as a main financial officer and close adviser to Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar.

    Mr Abdullah has reportedly travelled to Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Libya and the United Arab Emirates to raise money for the Taliban and facilitate meetings and communications with key leaders.

    Nasiruddin Haqqani has collected funds for the Haqqani group, including from Al Qaeda.
     
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    Treasury Targets Taliban and Haqqani Network Leadership: Treasury Designates Three Financiers Operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan


    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated three key leaders and financiers for the Taliban and its affiliated group the Haqqani Network, for supporting acts of terrorism and for acting for or on behalf of the Taliban or the Haqqani Network.Doesn't that make PA as terror group coz it actively supporting haqqani group Today's designation, pursuant to Executive Order 13224 targets Gul Agha Ishakzai, the head of the Taliban's financial commission; Amir Abdullah, former treasurer to senior Taliban leader Mullah Berader; and Nasiruddin Haqqani, an emissary for the Haqqani Network. The Haqqani Network is a Taliban-affiliated group of militants that operates out of North Waziristan Agency, Pakistan and has been spearheading insurgent activity in Afghanistan. Executive Order 13224 freezes any assets the designees have under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibits U.S. persons from engaging in any transactions with them. Today's designees were added to the United Nations 1267 Consolidated List on July 19, 2010 for being associated with Al-Qa'ida, Usama bin Laden or the Taliban.


    "Today's designation of three senior leaders and financiers for the Taliban and its affiliated Haqqani Network builds upon Treasury's longstanding efforts to deprive these extremists of the resources they need to execute their violent activities," said OFAC Director Adam J. Szubin. "We will continue to aggressively work to expose and dismantle the financial networks of terrorist groups in support of the President's goal of a stable Afghanistan."

    Gul Agha Ishakzai

    Gul Agha Ishakzai is the head of the Taliban's financial commission and is part of a recently-created Taliban council that coordinates the collection of zakat from Baluchistan Province, Pakistan. Gul Agha has collected money for suicide attacks in Kandahar, Afghanistan and has been involved in the disbursement of funds for Taliban fighters and their families.


    A childhood friend of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, Gul Agha has served as Omar's principal finance officer and one of his closest advisors. He lived in the presidential palace with Omar during Taliban rule, served as his personal financial secretary and was one of Omar's closest advisors. At one time, individuals were not permitted to meet with Mullah Omar unless approved by Gul Agha. Gul Agha traveled in late 2006 to obtain weapon parts and in December 2005 facilitated the movement of people and goods to Taliban training camps in Iran.


    Amir Abdullah

    Amir Abdullah has served as treasurer to senior Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Berader and was the former deputy to the Taliban governor of Kandahar Province. Abdullah has traveled to Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Libya and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to fundraise and collect money for the Taliban. In 2001, Abdullah helped many senior Taliban members who fled Afghanistan settle in Pakistan. Abdullah also facilitates communications for Taliban leadership and coordinates high-level meetings at the guesthouse of his Karachi residence.


    Nasiruddin Haqqani

    Nasiruddin Haqqani is a key leader of the Haqqani Network. He is the brother of Sirajuddin Haqqani, previously designated by the U.S. in March 2008 pursuant to E.O. 13224. Nasiruddin Haqqani functions as an emissary for the Haqqani Network and spends much of his time raising money.


    From at least 2005 to 2009, Nasiruddin Haqqani collected funds for the Haqqani Network, including during a 2008 fundraising trip to a Gulf state and during regular travel to the (UAE) in 2007. As of mid-2007, Haqqani reportedly received funding from donations from the Gulf region, drug trafficking, and payments from al-Qa'ida. In 2004, he traveled to Saudi Arabia with a Taliban associate to raise funds for the Taliban. Also in 2004, Haqqani provided funds to militants in Afghanistan for the purpose of disrupting the Afghan presidential election.

    Identifying Information:


    GUL AGHA ISHAKZAI

    AKA: Mullah Gul Agha

    AKA: Mullah Gul Agha Akhund

    AKA: Hidayatullah

    AKA: Haji Hidayatullah

    AKA: Hayadatullah

    DOB: Circa 1972

    POB: Band-e-Timor, Kandahar, Afghanistan


    AMIR ABDULLAH

    AKA: Amir Abdullah Sahib

    DOB: Circa 1972

    POB: Paktika Province, Afghanistan


    NASIRUDDIN HAQQANI

    AKA: Naseer Haqqani

    AKA: Dr. Naseer Haqqani

    AKA: Nassir Haqqani

    AKA: Nashir Haqqani

    AKA: Naseruddin

    AKA: Dr. Alim Ghair

    DOB: Circa 1972

    POB: Afghanistan
     
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    David cameron hit at pakistan that they cant look both ways and export terrorism. traitor haqani network is an asset of the ISI.
     
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    The US has thrown a spanner into the pakistanis works.Now the PA cannot go into a power sharing with the haqqani network in Afghanistan.What will kiyani do nest will be an intresting thing
     
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    i wonder why does pakisan always have connections with the rogue groups and elements.
     
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    What else do you expect ? once a rogue always a rogue . They are channeling resources to become top rogue country and I feel they are almost there .
     
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    Contrast the way in which British PM David Cameron defended his interests (berating Pak for exporting terror worldwide),while India's Min of MEA,Krishna criticised our own Home Sec. for saying virtually the same thing!

    David Cameron defends 'plain speaking' on Pakistan
     
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    what about Jalaluddin Haqqani? Why mention on Nasir?

    How much of this was a result of the leak? or was this in the offing?
     
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    usa cant do it jalaludin haqqani is close to PA whom PA has designated as good taliban for peace talks with karzai and usa cant go against PA wishes.USA knows in afghanistan pakistan is king maker and USA is its pawn.
     
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    So whats the use of banning the other Haqqanis? A family feud with Jalal using the "good offices" of PA to make sure the others are struck off the list?
     
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    may be family rivalry.btw one of the Haqqani brother has already perished in predator strike.
     

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