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US to Financially Isolate Alleged Bin Laden Associate


The U.S. government has moved to financially isolate a man who allegedly worked with Osama bin Laden and other terror leaders to finance jihadist groups in Albania.

Monday's order from the Treasury Department prohibits Americans from doing business with Abdul Latif Saleh, 48. It also freezes any assets Mr. Saleh may have within U.S. jurisdiction.

The Treasury says Mr. Saleh received $600,000 dollars from Osama bin Laden to "encourage the establishment" of Albanian extremist groups.

It says Mr. Saleh founded and organized an organization that seeks to destabilize Albania by fomenting conflict among the country's religious groups.

The Treasury says Mr. Saleh, who has both Jordanian and Albanian citizenship, was expelled from Albania. It says his last known residence was in the United Arab Emirates.

Some information for this story provided by AP.

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