The assets of two Guinean businessmen of Lebanese descent linked to funding militant group Hezbollah have been seized.
Guinea’s prosecutor Alphonse Charles Wright who made the order did not elaborate whether Ali Saade and Ibrahim Taher were under arrest.
The seizure order came after the two were sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury for alleged money laundering and financing of terrorism over their links with the Iranian-backed Shia Islamist political and paramilitary group in Lebanon.
Hezbollah is a political party and militant group that first emerged during Lebanon’s civil war as a militia after the Israeli invasion of the country in 1982.
It launched a military operation against Israel in an attempt to pressurize Israel into releasing three Lebanese jailed in Israeli prisons. This action led Israel to launch a major military offensive against Hezbollah that lasted 34 days.
In the months following the 2006 war, Hezbollah used its prestige to attempt to topple Lebanon’s government after its demands for more cabinet seats were not met.