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The EU on Monday extended sanctions against Daesh/ISIS and al-Qaeda terror groups and its members until Oct. 31, 2021.

The decision was taken in light of the ongoing terrorist threat, a EU Council statement said.

“EU sanctions consist of a travel ban to the EU and an asset freeze for individuals, and an asset freeze for groups and entities. In addition, EU persons and entities are forbidden from making funds and economic resources available to those listed,” the statement added.

The EU’s sanctions list includes five people — two Algerian and three French nationals.

The EU has been imposing sanctions on Daesh/ISIS and al-Qaeda, as well as individuals and organizations associated with them since 2016.

The EU says its sanctions regime is independent but complementary to United Nations sanctions.

* Writing by Busra Nur Bilgic Cakmak

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