UN drops 35 Al-Qaeda, 10 Taliban members from terror blacklist

August 3rd, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI  

Taliban Washington, Aug 3(ANI): A United Nations (UN) panel has removed 35 Al-Qaeda and 10 Taliban members and affiliates from its sanctions terror list.

“As a result of the review of 488 names, 45 were delisted,” The News quoted Thomas Mayr-Harting, Austrian Ambassador to UN, as saying.

Mayr-Harting is also the Chairman of the UN Security Council, a panel which maintains a blacklist of individuals and entities linked to Al-Qaeda and the Taliban.

He said that 433 names - 311 from Al-Qaeda and 132 Taliban - were confirmed on the list, though a final decision for 66 among them is still pending.

Individuals on the list are subject to asset freezes, a travel ban and an arms embargo. (ANI)

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