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Photo: Raymond Boyd/Getty Images

The Treasury Department announced new sanctions Thursday against five al-Qaeda operatives accused of providing financial and travel assistance to the organization.

The big picture: The men are accused of providing various forms of support to al-Qaeda while residing in Turkey.

  • The sanctioned individuals are Majdi Salim, Nasr al-Din al-Ghazlani, Nurettin Muslihan, Cebrail Guzel and Soner Gurleyen. Muslihan, Guzel and Gurleyen are all Turkish nationals; al-Din al-Ghazlani and Salim hail from Egypt.

What they're saying: “These targeted sanctions highlight the United States’ unwavering commitment to sever financial support to al-Qa’ida,'' director of the Office of Foreign Assets Control Andrea Gacki said in a statement.

  • "We will continue working with our foreign partners, including Turkey, to expose and disrupt al-Qa’ida’s financial support networks,” Gacki added.

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