US sanctions three people it links to Islamic State

August 27, 2018 - 10:55 AM
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A member of the Emergency Response Division holds an Islamic State militants flag in the Old City of Mosul
FILE PHOTO: A member of the Emergency Response Division holds an Islamic State militants flag in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq July 10, 2017. (Reuters/Thaier Al-Sudani/File Photo)

WASHINGTON — The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on an Indonesian, a Filipino and a Malaysian it said were linked to the militant group Islamic State.

In a statement on its website, the US Treasury said it had sanctioned Indonesian national Mohammed Karim Yusop Faiz, Mohammad Reza Lahaman Kiram, a citizen of the Philippines, and Mohamad Rafi Udin, a Malaysian.

The action freezes their access to the US financial system. — Reporting by Tim Ahmann and Makini Brice; Editing by Doina Chiacu