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U.S. May Label Wagner Group As Terrorist Organization

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The U.S. weighs whether to label Russia’s Wagner Group as a foreign terrorist organization. The group has been active recently in Ukraine, Syria, and Africa.

Labelling Wagner as a foreign terrorist organization would allow the United States to pursue criminal prosecution against the group and its members, as well as go after its assets around the globe, according to Bloomberg.

Moving against Wagner would mark a new U.S. effort to counter a group that has gained prominence and power around the globe, especially since Russia invaded Ukraine, where its mercenaries have played a major role in the fighting. The Wagner Group also has a growing presence in Africa, Bloomberg said.

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