US sanctions three people, three firms for supporting ISIS

February 09, 2018


Troops sit next to the black flag sign commonly used by ISIS after liberating an Iraqi city from the militants.PHOTO: REUTERS


WASHINGTON (REUTERS) – The United States said on Friday (Feb 9) it had imposed sanctions on three people and three companies in the Philippines, Turkey and Somalia that supported the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group, including a business that procured parts for unmanned aircraft.

The US Treasury, in a statement, said it had imposed sanctions on Abdulpatta Escalon Abubakar for providing financial and material support for ISIS and its network in the Philippines.

It sanctioned Yunus Emre Sakarya and his Turkey-based firm Profesyoneller Elektronik for procuring parts for unmanned aircraft for ISIS.

And it sanctioned Mohamed Mire Ali Yusuf and his firms Liibaan Trading and Al Mutafaq Commercial Company for activities supporting ISIS in Somalia.

(This story is developing)

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