UN blacklists Nigerian militant group, Boko Haram

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The United Nations has blacklisted Boko Haram as an al-Qaeda-linked terrorist group after the kidnapping of about 300 girls in Nigeria.The UN Security Council’s al-Qaida Sanctions Committee blacklisted the Takfiri militant group during a session on Thursday.The decision by the committee slaps Boko Haram with an arms embargo and asset freeze.”We will work to try and make sure that anybody supplying any material assistance to Boko Haram — whether funding or arms — will in fact be stopped, will be deterred by the fact they too will be eligible for listing on the sanctions list,” said the Australian Ambassador to the UN Gary Quinlan and the al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee chair.

For full report: http://www.presstv.in/detail/2014/05/23/363775/un-blacklists-nigerias-boko-haram/#sthash.J8NumacG.dpuf

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