Tag: Syria

NIA arrests business analyst, rice merchant for sending Muslim youths to Syria to join IS

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested two more accused – a business analyst and a rice merchant – who played a very significant role in radicalisation of the members of the group and arranged funds through donations and own sources to send Bengaluru youth to Syria to join ISIS in connection with its probe into the Bengaluru Islamic State (IS) Daesh module case. An NIA spokesperson said that it arested Ahamed Abdul Cader, a resident of Tamil Nadu’s Ramanathpuram and Irfan Nasir a resident of Karnataka’s Bengaluru in connection with Bengaluru-based ISIS module case on Wednesday following searches on their residential premises. The official said that Cader is a business analyst in a bank in Chennai and Nasir is a rice merchant in Bengaluru.

The NIA registered a case on September 19 last year after certain incriminating facts emerged about a Bengaluru-based IS module during the investigation of IS

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U.S. Sanctions Syria Central-Bank Governor, Intelligence Chief and Others

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration blacklisted several top Syrian officials and alleged financiers on Wednesday, including the central-bank governor and an intelligence chief, part of a series of U.S. actions meant to oust longtime ruler President Bashar al-Assad.

The U.S. Treasury and State Departments said their actions were designed to hold individuals accountable for helping a government accused by Western officials and human-rights groups of committing war crimes throughout its long-running civil war, including the use of chemical weapons.

Blacklisting several prominent business people, including Khodr Taher Bin Ali, and 13 of his companies, should also help disrupt funding flows that help keep Mr. Assad and his family in power, Treasury officials say.

Besides running telephone, tourism and transport companies that the U.S. says are used to launder money for the regime, the Treasury Department said, Mr. Bin Ali’s Castle Security and Protection LLC has helped raise funds by taking bribes manning

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