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US slaps terror designation on Iran-linked group in Bahrain

July 10, 2018 4:10 PM
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WASHINGTON – The United States is designating a Shiite militant group in Bahrain as a foreign terrorist organization to ramp up pressure on Iran.

In a statement Tuesday, Nathan Sales, the coordinator for counterterrorism at the State Department, described the al-Ashtar Brigades as "yet another in a long line of Iranian-sponsored terrorists who kill on behalf of a corrupt regime."

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