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Intel: What’s behind latest US sanctions and bounties on Hezbollah and Hamas

Palestinian Hamas militants take part in a rally marking the 30th anniversary of Hamas' founding, in Gaza City December 14, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem - RC1E83709490

The Donald Trump administration placed terrorist designations and bounties on several Hezbollah and Hamas officials today as part of Washington’s efforts to target Iran and its regional proxies.

The State Department slapped terrorist designations on Jawad Nasrallah, the son of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, and the al-Mujahidin Brigades, a military organization operating in the West Bank and Gaza. Shortly afterward, the State Department announced $5 million bounties for information about Hezbollah leaders Khalil Yusif Mahmoud Harb and Haytham Ali Tabatabai as well as Hamas leader Salih al-Aruri.

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