US sanctions against Ansarul Islam

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The United States has imposed sanctions on Burkina Faso-based Ansarul Islam, calling the militant group a terrorism threat.

This comes after a string of attacks near the African country’s northern border with Mali, the US State Department said in a statement.



The designation aims to deprive the group of resources by blocking any assets Ansarul Islam may have under US jurisdiction and prohibiting Americans from entering into transactions with the group.