U.S. imposes sanctions on Hezbollah 'ambassadors'

June 11, 2013 10:00 PM

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U.S. imposes sanctions on Hezbollah 'ambassadors'

WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department on Tuesday imposed sanctions on four Lebanese men whom U.S. officials say are fundraising and recruiting for Hezbollah in connection with the militant group’s efforts to expand its influence in West Africa.

The four men were acting as “ambassadors” for the group in Sierra Leone, Senegal, Ivory Coast and Gambia, the officials said.

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