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UNSC sanctions splinter group of Pak Taliban

The JuA was added to the ISIL (the Islamic State) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List by the Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee.

India TV News Desk, New Delhi [Published on:07 Jul 2017, 10:26 AM IST]
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The United Nations  Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday sanctioned Jamaat-Ul-Ahrar (JuA),  a splinter group of the Pakistan Taliban,  and subjected it to assets freeze and an arms embargo.

The JuA was added to the ISIL (the Islamic State) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List by the Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee.

The Jamaat-Ul-Ahrar (JuA) is also known as Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan Jamaat ul Ahrar and is located in the Nangarhar Province of Afghanistan as well as in Mohmand Agency, a district in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan.

According to information on the UN website, Jamaat-Ul- Ahrar is the splinter group of the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan and is associated with the Islamic State.

Formed in August 2014 in Mohmand Agency, Pakistan, the group operates from Nangarhar Province and Pakistan- Afghanistan border region. The outfit was banned in Pakistan in November last year.

(With PTI inputs)

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