UN adds radical cleric Awlaki to terror list; will freeze his assets, ban travelBy Lolita C. Baldor, AP
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
UN adds radical cleric Awlaki to terror list
WASHINGTON — The United Nations has added U.S.-born radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki to its terrorist list, forcing member countries to freeze his assets and ban his travel.
Al-Awlaki has taken on a greater role with al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula as a recruiter, trainer and planner. He also played a key part in recent terror attacks in America including the failed Christmas Day attempt to take down a Detroit-bound passenger jet.
The U.N. move follows similar actions by the U.S. Treasury last week. Al-Awlaki is believed to be in hiding in Yemen.
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