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US hits German-Moroccan brothers, German-Turk with terrorism sanctions
WASHINGTON (AP) ' The Obama administration is hitting two German-Moroccan brothers and a German-Turk man with financial sanctions for their involvement in terrorist activities in central Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
The State Department and Treasury Department say brothers Yassin and Monir Chouka are identified as "specially designated global terrorists" along with Mevlut Kar. The move freezes any assets they have in US jurisdictions and bars Americans from financial dealings with them.
The Choukas are affiliated with the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, a designated foreign terrorist organization that claims responsibility for numerous attacks in Afghanistan. Kar is affiliated with the Islamic Jihad Union, another designated foreign terrorist organization, and was implicated in a 2007 bomb plot targeting U.S. military installations and American citizens in Germany.