U.S. sanctions four Hezbollah supporters in West Africa




 
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June 11th, 2013  
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States imposed sanctions on four Lebanese citizens on Tuesday, accusing them of fundraising and recruiting for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah in West Africa. The U.S. Treasury Department said the four men were sanctioned for effectively acting as "ambassadors" for Hezbollah, which Washington considers a terrorist group. They were acting in Sierra Leone, Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire and the Gambia, it said. The sanctions mean the men are effectively cut off from the U.S. financial system and any dealings with U.S. citizens. ...




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