The U.S. has designated Horas al-Din, an al-Qaeda-affiliated group operating in Syria, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT).
In an official statement, the Department of State said that the designation, that was announced on the 18th anniversary of the 9\11 attacks, will deny terrorists the resources to plan and carry out attacks.
“Terrorist designations expose and isolate organizations and individuals, and deny them access to the U.S. financial system. Moreover, designations can assist the law enforcement activities of U.S. agencies and other governments,” the statement reads.
Horas al-Din was formed in early 2018 by a group of al-Qaeda veterans who defected from Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS). The terrorist group has now more than 2,000 fighters in Syria’s Greater Idlib.
General Commander and key founder of Horas al-Din, Faruq al-Suri, was also sanctioned by the Department of State.
In late June, the U.S.-led coalition struck a headquarters of the terrorist group in western Aleppo, killing several of its foreign commanders. This is the only known U.S. attack on the group, so far.
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This is not a very nice way for the US to treat their erstwhile partners in the their Syrian terror campaign. :)
neither a smart way… US soldiers, now, need to watch their back like in Afghanistan
US soldiers mostly tend to have their heads up their arses anyway,Tiresia, so I guess they will see the shit coming their way.
Just another reason to stay in Country.
Many a true word etc. Al. :)
Just another excuse for the US to get its toes into the Idlib area.
7 years after..US designates Al Qaeda affiliate groups as terrorist once they have been defeated in Syria….
They betrayed the cause. US bombed them already, now they are just terrorists! Nice to work for the US military/intellligence isn’t it?
Hmm do designate your own proxies as terrorist is stupid today. Maybe they want more money and this is how they will go!