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U.S. Treasury Department Targets Haqqani Network Leaders

The U.S. Treasury Department has announced that it is targeting the financial and support network of three leaders of the Haqqani terrorist network.

In a press release issued on February 5, the Treasury Department said "all property and interests in property under U.S. jurisdiction in which Saidullah Jan, Yahya Haqqani, or Muhammad Omar Zadran have an interest are blocked."

The release identifies Jan as a commander for the Northern Zone of Afghanistan and logistics coordinator, Yahya Haqqani as a senior member of the network involved in military, finance, and propaganda. Zadran has been identified as a "shadow district governor" of Khost Province.

The Haqqani network is a Pakistani-based, Taliban-linked group which the United States holds responsible for attacks against foreign forces operating in Afghanistan.
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