Key Figure in Paris, Brussels Attacks Slapped With Sanctions

The U.S. is taking aim at an Islamic State terror group operative thought to have played a key role in launching the terror attacks on both Paris and Brussels. On Tuesday, the State Department sanctioned Abdelilah Himich, a Moroccan-born Frenchman thought to be based out of Syria. Himich, also known as Abu Sulayman al-Firansi, founded the Tariq Ibn Ziyad Battalion, a cell of up to 300 European foreign fighters that had been active in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere. The State Department also...

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