The Treasury Department has frozen the U.S. assets of five people and four groups for alleged connections to an organization with ties to the al-Qaida terrorist network.
The suspects, companies - Sara Properties, Meadowbrook Investments and Ozlam Properties - and charity -Sanabel Relief Agency - are reported to be based in Britain. A statement from the Treasury Department accuses them of financing the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group.
That group is alleged to be affiliated with al-Qaida and allegedly has engaged in terrorist activities including the attempted assassination of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.
The order against the individuals and groups also bars Americans from doing business with them.
Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.