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US Treasury names Filipino ISIS man as global terrorist

News Summed Up 2018-02-11 05:30:00

US Treasury names Filipino ISIS man as global terrorist 46 SHARES Share it! Share TweetBy Roy MabasaThe United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has identified a key facilitator for ISIS and its network in the Philippines as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist. Abdulpatta Escalon Abubakar of the Philippines was one of the three individuals designated as global terrorists by the US Treasury over the weekend. According to the US Treasury, Abubakar has served as a key facilitator for ISIS and its network in the Philippines since at least January 2016. In July 2016, ISIS reportedly sent approximately $20,000 through Abubakar, which may have been used by ISIS elements in the Philippines to purchase arms.


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