US blacklists ISIS propaganda outlets

The United States added the Islamic State’s (ISIS) two primary propaganda media organizations to its terror list — Amaq News Agency and Al Hayat Media Center — on Thursday, thus depriving them of access to the US financial system.

“Amaq News Agency is part of the terrorist organization’s propaganda apparatus, and is used for claiming responsibility for ISIS or ISIS-inspired attacks, spreading terrorist messages online, and recruitment,” read a State Department statement.

Amaq and Hayat were described as “two media wings of ISIS.”

“Al Hayat Media Center is ISIS’s multilingual media outlet and is also used for recruitment purposes,” the statement added.

The move was made by executive order of President Donald Trump.