WASHINGTON, July 28 The U.S. Treasury
Department on Thursday named six members that it said were
members of an al Qaeda group operating with Iranian support and
banned Americans from any dealing with them.
Treasury said the group was headed by Ezedin Abdel Aziz
Khalil and described him as "a prominent Iran-based al Qaeda
facilitator" operating under agreement with the Iranian
It said the network served as a pipeline for al Qaeda to
move money and operatives across the Middle East to South Asia,
including into Pakistan.
Treasury said that, as a result of its targeting the
network, U.S. citizens were prohibited from financial
transactions with its members and any of its assets that were
discovered within U.S. jurisdiction were subject to seizure.
(Reporting by Glenn Somerville, editing by Jackie Frank)