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US issues sanctions against two Turkey-based ISIS supporters

US issues sanctions against two Turkey-based ISIS supporters
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The Treasury Department on Thursday announced sanctions against two men based in Turkey with ties to ISIS.

Mohamad Alsaied Alhmidan and Hussam Jamous were targeted for performing financial transactions for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. The sanctions freeze any of their United States-based assets and block U.S. citizens from engaging in financial interactions with either man.

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“These designations isolate [Alhmidan] and [Jamous] from the global financial system and expose their activities to the world,” said Adam Szubin, acting Treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial Intelligence.  

“Today’s action marks the latest step in Treasury’s efforts to cut off ISIL’s finances and underscores that ISIL financial facilitators are not beyond the reach of the international campaign to defeat ISIL,” said Szubin, using the Obama administration’s preferred acronym for the terrorist group.”

Both Alhmidan and Jamous have helped move money and foreign fighters for ISIS, according to the announcement.