The European Union is moving to impose sanctions on an ISIS leader

On Monday, the European Union imposed sanctions on members of terrorist organizations.

According to a European Council statement, sanctions were imposed on the leader of ISIS, “Mohamed Ibrahim Al-Shafi’i Al-Salem,” whose group is active in the border areas between Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger..

He imposed sanctions on the “Masina Brigade,” which is affiliated with “Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb,” which is linked to the “Group to Support Islam and Muslims” and is active in the Sahel group of countries, Mali, Niger, and Burkina Faso..

The statement stressed the European Union’s commitment to take decisive action against those who pose a “threat to international peace and security by planning, financing and carrying out terrorist attacks and spreading terrorist propaganda throughout the world.”

The European Union sanctions stipulate freezing the assets of individuals and organizations included in the lists of 27 member states of the Union, imposing a ban on direct or indirect economic financing for them, and a ban on travel to the European Union for the persons included in the list..

With today’s decision, the number of those listed on European sanctions lists linked to ISIS and Al-Qaeda has reached 15 individuals and 6 groups.


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