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UN Expands List Of Al-Qaeda-Linked Groups Subject To Sanctions

UN Security Council 29 July 2005 -- The UN Security Council has expanded the list of individuals or entities that are linked to Al-Qaeda or Afghanistan's Taliban rebels and therefore subject to financial and travel sanctions.

The move came in a resolution unanimously approved by the 15-member council today.

Financing, recruiting for the groups, or supporting them are all grounds for sanctions.

The council also called on states to freeze the financial assets of individuals and entities linked to the groups, to prevent them from entering or transiting through their territories and to prevent the supply of arms and ammunition to them.