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US brands Norwegian man a terrorist for joining Al-Qaeda

Published on Jul 15, 2014 11:31 PM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - The United States slapped a terrorist designation on a Norwegian citizen on Tuesday for joining Al-Qaeda's branch in Yemen, where, according to the State Department, he was taught to make explosives.

Anders Cameroon Ostensvig Dale was designated a Specially Designated Global Terrorist.

"As a result of the designation, all property subject to US jurisdiction in which Dale has any interest is blocked and US persons are generally prohibited from engaging in any transactions with Dale or to his benefit," the State Department said in a statement.

He is accused of traveling multiple times to Yemen between 2008 and 2011, and joining the extremist network Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

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