Frozen Assets

The individuals and groups whose accounts are being targeted for alleged terrorist links operate globally and boast a variety of stated missions. Among them:

1. Abu Sayyaf is a Muslim guerrilla group based in the Philippines, where it wants a separate Islamic homeland. The group's 300 members now hold 18 hostages, including an American couple. Its frequent kidnappings have netted millions in ransom. Philippine officials said recently that Osama bin Laden supplies the group with arms.

2. Asbat al-Ansar, an anti-Israel Sunni Muslim group, last week denied U.S. accusations that it has financial ties to bin Laden. Its purported leader, Abu...

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