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  8/19/2014, Av 23, 5774

US Blacklists IS Leader as 'Global Terrorist'

The US State Department blacklisted a senior terrorist in the Islamic State (IS; formerly known as Islamic State in Iraq or the Levant, or ISIS/ISIL) on Tuesday, designating him as a "Specially Designated Global Terrorist" and prohibiting transactions with him under US law.

A United Nations (UN) blacklist has been implemented as well.