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New US sanctions hit Islamic State in Africa, Asia, Turkey

AP  |  Washington 

The is using sanctions to take aim at the Islamic State group's spread outside of its initial strongholds of and

The Treasury Department says it's designating three IS operatives based in the Philippines, and as specially designated global terrorists.

The sanctions freeze any assets and block Americans from dealing with him.

Treasury says Abdulpatta Escalon Abubakar is "key facilitator" for IS in the Philippines, helping the group transfer funds and buy weapons.

is also targeted for helping IS obtain drone parts Treasury says his Turkey-based business is a front company for IS.

The is also targeting Mohamed Mire and a company he runs in

The sanctions come amid concerns about IS regrouping in far-flung countries.

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First Published: Fri, February 09 2018. 23:30 IST