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State Department adds 2 Sudanese to terror list
The State Department on Tuesday added two Sudanese militants to the U.S. terrorist watch list.
Abdelbasit and Makawi subsequently were captured by Sudanese authorities. In 2009, they and two other co-conspirators were convicted of murder and sentenced to death in a Sudanese criminal court.
In 2010, the four escaped from prison, killing a Sudanese police officer and wounding another along the way.
Now that they are on the terrorist watch list, “all property subject to U.S. jurisdiction in which Abdelbasit and Makawi have any interest is blocked and any assets they may have under U.S. jurisdiction are frozen,” the State Department said.
“U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them,” the department said. “This action will help stem the flow of financial and other assistance to these terrorists.”
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Guy Taylor is the National Security Team Leader at The Washington Times, overseeing the paper’s State Department, Pentagon and intelligence community coverage. He’s also a frequent guest on The McLaughlin Group and C-SPAN.
His series on political, economic and security developments in Mexico won a 2012 Virginia Press Association award.
Prior to rejoining The Times in 2011, his work was ...
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