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U.S. Treasury Names Swede Alleged Terrorist Helper

Published fredag 8 december 2006 kl 11.23

The United States Treasury Department on Thursday designated five individuals, including one Swede, for providing financial support to al-Qaeda and other terror groups and for facilitating ”terrorist” activity.

The designation means their assets will be frozen in U.S. jurisdictions and ”any U.S. person” is not allowed to conduct financial or commercial transactions with those individuals.

The Swedish suspect was born in Morocco in, and according to the list released by the U.S. Treasury Department he resides in various cities in Sweden as well as in London.

The Treasury also says the 41 year old ”was the uncontested leader of an extremist group centered around” a mosque in the Swedish capital.

It also cited reports stating that the suspect enjoys close links to the ”inner circle” of Abu Musa al-Zarqawi, Al-Qaeda’s chief in Iraq who was killed in a US air strike in June.

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