UNITED NATIONS, November 20. /TASS/. The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday put Libya’s group Ansar al-Sharia (Partisans of Islamic Law) on the list of terrorist organizations and imposed sanctions against it for its subversive activities and relations with Al-Qaeda.
A well-informed source at the United Nations headquarters told TASS the decision had been take at the request of France, the United States, and the United Kingdom.
Notably, the United National blacklisted both wings of the group - Ansar al-Sharia Benghazi and Ansar al-Sharia Derna. The sanctions provide for a ban on trips, freezing assets and a ban on arms supplies to the group and individuals suspected of having links with it.
The ultra radical Salafi group Ansar al-Sharia has already come under sanctions from the United States as being reportedly behind at attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi in September 2012. Some reports say militants involved in the attack on an oil and gas facility in Algeria in 2013 had been trained at the group’s camps. The group also reportedly trains terrorists fighting in Iraq, Syria and Mali.