US lists 7 including Anjem Choudary as 'global terrorists'
The US government on Thursday imposed sanctions on seven people for allegedly supporting the Islamic State group or al-Qaeda, including a member of the IS execution cell dubbed 'The Beatles.'
The State Department declared El Shafee Elsheik, Anjem Choudary, Sami Bouras, Shane Dominic Crawford, and Mark John Taylor as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs).
Elsheik, a British-sounding captor accused of beheading hostages, joined IS after travelling to Syria in 2012, and became a member of the 'The Beatles,' in 2016.
He is known to have engaged in waterboarding and crucifixions while being working with the extremist group.
Anjem Choudary, a radical British preacher was jailed in 2016 for pledging allegiance to IS.
He has said he would continue recruiting for IS after being sentenced to prison in the UK.
Choudary would tell his recruits that those who opposed IS, were not true Muslims.
The sanctions ban Americans from doing business with the men and block any assets they have in the US.
Bouras is a Swedish citizen of Tunisian descent and has been accused of planning suicide attacks and New Zealander Mark John Taylor has encouraged terror attacks in Australia and New Zealand.
Others included are an accused Malaysian and Indonesian for allegedly plotting IS attacks.