By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

US lists 5 al-Qaida leaders as specially designated global terrorists

The US has announced the designations of 3 al-Qaida leaders, who are said to be based in Iran, and 2 leaders of the al-Qaida Kurdish Battalions, which operates on the border between Iran and Iraq, as specially designated global terrorists (SDGTs) under Executive Order 13224. See Notice for the list of designations. The State Department press release explains that “Iran …

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Maya Lester KC is a senior barrister (King’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human...

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