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UN

November 06, 2012 - UN security council orders global sanctions against Haqqani network in Afghanistan

The UN security council on Monday ordered global sanctions against the Haqqani militant group in Afghanistan and its suicide attack mastermind.

The network, which has been widely linked to Pakistan, is accused of carrying out a string of major attacks in Afghanistan including against the US and Indian embassies and a major hotel in Kabul.

Haqqani and its chief suicide attack organizer, Qari Zakir, were added to the UN's Afghanistan-Taliban sanctions list. This means nations must apply an assets freeze and travel ban against Zakir and seize any assets belonging to the network as well as impose an arms embargo.

On 2 November 2012, the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1988 (2011) approved the addition of the entries specified below to the Committee’s List (the 1988 List) of individuals and entities subject to the assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo set out in paragraph 1 of Security Council resolution 1988 (2011).

A. Individuals associated with the Taliban

B. Entities and other groups and undertakings associated with the Taliban

In accordance with paragraph 13 of resolution 1988 (2011), the Committee has made accessible on its website the narrative summaries of reasons for listing of the above names.

The Committee’s List is updated regularly on the basis of relevant information provided by Member States and international and regional organizations. This is the fifteenth update of the List in 2012. An Updated List is accessible on the Committee’s website.

Source: Times of India & UN Press Release


January 27, 2012 - On 25 January 2012, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999) and 1989 (2011) approved the addition of the three entries specified below to its Al-Qaida Sanctions List of individuals and entities subject to the assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo set out in paragraph 1 of Security Council resolution 1989 (2011) adopted under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations.

Individuals associated with Al-Qaida


On 25 January 2012, the Committee also enacted the amendments specified with strikethrough and underline in the entry below to its List of individuals and entities subject to the assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo set out in paragraph 1 of Security Council resolution 1904 (2009) adopted under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations.

Individuals associated with Al-Qaida

UNSCR January 26, 2012


July 29, 2011 - UN Security Council (UNSC) put the Pakistan Taliban on its international anti-terrorism sanctions list in a move highlighting the growing threat from the group.

The adding of the Tehrik-E-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) group to the sanctions list also comes as the UNSC eases pressure on the Afghan Taliban in a bid to encourage it to join peace moves in Afghanistan.

The Pakistan Taliban has been blamed for attacks that have left hundreds dead in Pakistan but also been linked to an attempted bombing in Times Square, New York last year.

More information on the TTP on the FTO page.


June 22, 2011 - UNSC Resolution 1989 (2011) Reaffirming that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to peace and security and that any acts of terrorism are criminal and unjustifiable regardless of their motivations, whenever and by whomsoever committed, and reiterating its unequivocal condemnation of Al-Qaida and other individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with it, for ongoing and multiple criminal terrorist acts aimed at causing the deaths of innocent civilians and other victims, destruction of property and greatly undermining stability. Reaffirming that terrorism cannot and should not be associated with any religion, nationality or civilization. UNSCR 1989 (2011)


June 17, 2011 - UNSC Resolution 1988 (2011), which establishes the Afghanistan sanctions regime, is a tangible sign of support by the international community for Afghan reconciliation efforts. At the same time, the resolution contributes to ongoing efforts to combat the insurgency. The new regime will be an important tool to support the Government of Afghanistan’s efforts to reconcile with insurgents who are willing cut ties to international terrorist organizations, including al-Qaida, renounce violence, and respect Afghanistan’s constitution, including its protections for all Afghan women and men. UNSCR 1988 (2011)


Mandatory UN arms embargo on Taliban, Al-Qaida, Usama Bin Laden

In January 2002 UN Security Council Resolution 1390 imposed an arms embargo to apply to any sale or supplies to either the Taliban or to the Al-Qaida organization regardless of location (see Afghanistan arms embargo). More information SIPRI Database

EU

December 06, 2013 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1267/2013 - Notice for the attention of Abd-Al-Hamid Al-Masli who was added to the list referred to in Articles 2, 3 and 7 of Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network, by virtue of Commission implementing Regulation (EU) No 1267/2013


October 17, 2013 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 996/2013 of 17 October 2013 amending for the 205th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network


October 09, 2013 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 965/2013 of 9 October 2013 amending for the 204th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network


October 01, 2013 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 943/2013 of 1 October 2013 amending for the 203rd time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network


September 13, 2013 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 880/2013 of 13 September 2013 amending for the 201st time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network.


September 03, 2013 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 852/2103 of 3 September 2013 amending for the 200th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network.


August 29, 2013 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 831/2013 of 29 August 2013 amending for the 199th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network.


August 05, 2013 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 754/2013 of 5 August 2013 amending for the 198th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network


July 29, 2013 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 731/2013 of 29 July 2013 amending for the 197th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network


July 17, 2013 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 682/2013 of 17 July 2013 amending for the 196th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network


July 09, 2013 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 652/2013 of 9 July 2013 amending for the 195th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network


June 28, 2013 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 632/2013 of 28 June 2013 amending for the 194th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network


June 24, 2013 - EU Implementing Regulation (EU) No 596/2013 of 24 June 2013 amending Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network


May 13, 2013 - EU Implementing Regulation (EU) No 439/2013 of 13 May 2013 amending for the 192nd time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network


April 05, 2013 - EU Implementing Regulation (EU) No 309/2013 of 3 April 2013 amending for the 191st time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network


March 26, 2013 - EU Implementing Regulation (EU) No 290/2013 of 26 March 2013 amending for the 190th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network


March 21, 2013 - EU Implementing Regulation (EU) No 242/2013 of 18 March 2013 amending for the 189th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network


March 01, 2013 - EU Implementing Regulation (EU) No 180/2013 of 1 March 2013 amending for the 188th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network - This notice is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network.


February 15, 2013 - EU Implementing Regulation (EU) No 132/2013 of 15 February 2013 amending for the 187th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network - This notice is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network.


February 12, 2013 - EU Implementing Regulation (EU) No 123/2013 - of 12 February 201 amending for the 186th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network

Addition of Individual


January 23, 2013 - EU Implementing Regulation (EU) No 60/2013 of 23 January 2013 amending for the 185th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network


December 21, 2012 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1244/2012 of 20 December 2012 implementing Article 11(1) of Regulation (EU) No 753/2011 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain individuals, groups, undertakings and entities in view of the situation in Afghanistan


December 11, 2012 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1187/2012 of 11 December 2012 amending for the 184th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network


December 05, 2012 - EU Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1155/2012 of 5 December 2012 amending for the 183rd time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network. Entries under the heading ‘Legal persons, groups and entities’ are deleted


December 03, 2012 - EU Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1139/2012 - This notice is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Taliban. Regulation of 3 December 2012 implementing Article 11(1) and (4) of Regulation (EU) No 753/2011 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain individuals, groups, undertakings and entities in view of the situation in Afghanistan.


October 30, 2012 - EU Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1002/2012 - Amending for the 181st time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network.


October 11, 2012 - Anti-Terrorism Designations Implementing Regulation (EU) No 933/2012 - amending for the 180th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network


October 08, 2012 - EU Implementing Regulation (EU) No 921/2012 of 8 October 2012 amending for the 179th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network

The following entry under the heading ‘Natural persons’ is deleted: ‘Abdullahi Hussein Kahie. Address: 26 Urtegata Street, Oslo 0187 Norway.


September 11, 2012 - EU Implementing Regulation (EU) No 807/2012 of 11 September 2012 amending for the 178th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network

Deletion of Fazul Abdullah Mohammed - Senior operative of Al-Qaida in charge of Al-Qaida in East Africa as of 2009. Believed to have been involved in the attacks on the US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam in Aug 1998, and further attacks in Kenya in 2002. Has reportedly undergone plastic surgery. Also referred to as Haroon, Haroun, Harun, Yacub, Abu Aisha and Abu Luqman Listed on: 12/10/2001


September 07, 2012 - EU implementing regulation (EU) No 803/2012 of 7 September 2012 amending for the 177th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network - Deletion of names


August 07, 2012 - EU Implementing Regulation (EU) No 718/2012 - of 7 August 2012 amending for the 176th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network.


July 12, 2012 - EU Implementing Regulation (EU) No 632/2012 - This notice is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network. EU amending for the 174th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network


July 10, 2012 - EU Implementing Regulation (EU) No 619/2012 - This notice is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network. EU amending for the 173rd time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network


July 05, 2012 - EU Implementing Regulation (EU) No 598/2012 - This notice is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network. EU amending for the 172nd time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network.


May 15, 2012 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No 415/2012 - This notice is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network.EU amending for the 171st time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network.


May 14, 2012 - EU implementing Regulation (EU) No 403/2012 - This notice is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network. On May 10, 2012 amending for the 170th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network.


April 19, 2012 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 335/2012 - This notice is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network. Amending for the 169th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network


April 12, 2012 - EU Implementing Regulation (EU) No 316/2012 - EU Regulation (EU) No 316/201 of 12 April 2012 amending for the 168th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network - amending Freeze list


March 23, 2012 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 253/2012 - Al-Qaida

The following entry shall be added under the heading ‘Legal persons, groups and entities’:

The following entries shall be added under the heading ‘Natural persons’:

The entry ‘Lashkar e-Tayyiba (alias (a) Lashkar-e-Toiba, (b) Lashkar-i-Taiba, (c) al Mansoorian, (d) al Mansooreen, (e) Army of the Pure, (f) Army of the Righteous, (g) Army of the Pure and Righteous, (h) Paasban-e-Kashmir (i) Paasban-i- Ahle- Hadith, (j) Pasban-e-Kashmir, (k) Pasban-e-Ahle-Hadith, (l) Paasban-e-Ahle-Hadis, (m) Pashan-e-ahle Hadis, (n) Lashkar e Tayyaba, (o) LET, (p) Jamaat-ud-Dawa, (q) JUD (r) Jama'at al-Dawa, (s) Jamaat ud-Daawa, (t) Jamaat ul- Dawah, (u) Jamaat-ul-Dawa, (v) Jama'at-i-Dawat, (w) Jamaiat-ud-Dawa, (x) Jama'at-ud-Da'awah, (y) Jama'at-ud- Da'awa, (z) Jamaati-ud-Dawa. Date of designation referred to in Article 2a (4) (b): 2.5.2005.’

Under the heading ‘Legal persons, groups and entities’ shall be replaced by the following: ‘Lashkar e-Tayyiba (alias (a) Lashkar-e-Toiba, (b) Lashkar-i-Taiba, (c) al Mansoorian, (d) al Mansooreen, (e) Army of the Pure, (f) Army of the Righteous, (g) Army of the Pure and Righteous, (h) Paasban-e-Kashmir (i) Paasban-i-Ahle- Hadith, (j) Pasban-e-Kashmir, (k) Pasban-e-Ahle-Hadith, (l) Paasban-e-Ahle-Hadis, (m) Pashan-e-ahle Hadis, (n) Lashkar e Tayyaba, (o) LET, (p) Jamaat-ud-Dawa, (q) JUD (r) Jama'at al-Dawa, (s) Jamaat ud-Daawa, (t) Jamaat ul-Dawah, (u) Jamaat-ul-Dawa, (v) Jama'at-i-Dawat, (w) Jamaiat-ud-Dawa, (x) Jama'at-ud-Da'awah, (y) Jama'at-ud- Da'awa, (z) Jamaati- ud-Dawa, (aa) Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF). Date of designation referred to in Article 2a (4) (b): 2.5.2005.’


March 14, 2012 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 215/2012 - This notice is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network.


March 14, 2012 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 213/2012 - Deletion of individuals


March 05, 2012 - EU Implementing Regulation (EU) No 177/2012 - This notice is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network.


February 08, 2012 - EU Implementing Regulation (EU) No 97/2012 - This notice is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network.


January 19, 2012 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 34/2012 of 17 January 2012 amending for the 163rd time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network (Amendments)


January 12, 2012 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 15/2012 - This notification is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network.

DELETIONS

Individual

BADAT, Sajid, Mohammed

Entities


December 12, 2011 - Implementing regulation (EU) No 1285/2011 of 8 December 2011 amending for the 161st time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network, (Deletion & Amending).


October 28, 2011 - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1081/2011 (Deletion of Names) - This notification is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network.

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1081/2011 of 25 October 2011 amending for the 160th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network.


October 17, 2011 - COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 1024/2011 of 14 October 2011 amending for the 159th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network - Adding of names.


September 28, 2011 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 960/2011 of 26 September 2011 amending for the 158th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network.

The following entries shall be added under the heading ‘Natural persons’:


September 02, 2011 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 876/2011 of 1 September 2011 amending for the 157th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network.

The following entry shall be added under the heading ‘Natural persons’:

The following entry under the heading ‘Natural persons’ is deleted:


August 25, 2011 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 853/2011 of 24 August 2011 amending for the 156th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network.

The following entry shall be added under the heading ‘Natural persons’: ‘Muhammad Jibril Abdul Rahmam (alias (a) Mohammad Jibril Abdurrahman, (b) Muhammad Jibriel Abdul Rahman, (c) Mohammad Jibriel Abdurrahman, (d) Muhamad Ricky Ardhan, (e) Muhammad Ricky Ardhan bin Muhammad Iqbal, (f) Muhammad Ricky Ardhan bin Abu Jibril, (g) Muhammad Yunus, (h) Heris Syah). Address: (a) Jalan M. Saidi RT 010 RW 001 Pesanggrahan, South Petukangan, South Jakarta, Indonesia; (b) Jalan Nakula of Witana Harja Complex Block C, Pamulang, Banten, Indonesia. Date of birth: (a) 28.5.1984, (b) 3.12.1979, (c) 3.3.1979, (d) 8.8.1980. Place of birth: East Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Nationality: Indonesian. Passport No: S335026 (false Indonesian passport). National Identification No: (a) 3219222002.2181558 (Indonesian national identity card), (b) 2181558 (Identification number). Other information: (a) Senior member of Jemaah Islamiyah directly involved in obtaining funding for terrorist attacks; (b) Father’s name is Mohamad Iqbal Abdurrahman. Date of designation referred to in Article 2a(4)(b): 12.8.2011.’


August 11, 2011 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No EU 796/2011 of 8 August 2011 amending for the 155th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network.

The following entries shall be added / changed under the heading ‘Legal persons, groups and entities’:



August 04, 2011 - EU Council Regulation No 754/2011 of 1 August 2011 amending Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with Usama bin Laden, the Al-Qaida network and the Taliban. Delisting of 15 (Taliban) Individuals based on UN SC Regutalion EU 754/2011


August 04, 2011 - EU Council Regulation No 753/ 2011 of 1 August 2011 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain individuals, groups, undertakings and entities in view of the situation in Afghanistan EU 753/2011


August 01, 2011 - COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 748/2011 - of 28 July 2011 amending for the 153rd time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with Usama bin Laden, the Al-Qaida network and the Taliban.

The EU Commission - having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 of 27 May 2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with Usama bin Laden, the Al-Qaida network and the Taliban, and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 467/2001 prohibiting the export of certain goods and services to Afghanistan, strengthening the flight ban and extending the freeze of funds and other financial resources in respect of the Taliban of Afghanistan ( 1 ), and in particular Article 7(1)(a) and 7a(1) thereof, Whereas:

More information EU 748 (2011)


July 20, 2011 - COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 687/2011 of 18 July 2011 implementing Article 2(3) of Regulation (EC) No 2580/2001 on specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities with a view to combating terrorism, and repealing Implementing Regulations (EU) No 610/2010 and (EU) No 83/2011.

Persons on the list:


EU Terrorist Organizations (Foreign and Non-Foreign)


The EU Council has concluded on July 18, 2011 that the persons, groups and entities listed have been involved in terrorist acts within the meaning of Article 1(2) and (3) of Council Common Position 2001/931/CFSP of 27 December 2001 on the application of specific measures to combat terrorism, that a decision has been taken with respect to them by a competent authority within the meaning of Article 1(4) of that Common Position, and that they should continue to be subject to the specific restrictive measures provided for in Regulation (EC) No 2580/2001.

Name Abbreviation AKA Located Remarks
EMARAT KAVKAZ Mainly active in the Russian Federation, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Caucasus-based Emarat Kavkaz, which says it wants to set up an Emirate across the Russian Caucusus and neighboring countries, was added to the terror list because of its alleged links to Al-Qaeda. It is accused of responsibility for attacks on Russian security forces. Led by Doku Khamatovich Umarov. (Added August 11, 2011)
TEHRIK-E TALIBAN PAKISTAN TTP Pakistani Taliban; Tehreek-e-Taliban; Tehrik-e-Taliban; Tehrik-I-Taliban Pakistan Pakistan Based in the tribal areas along the Afghanistan/Pakistan border. Formed in 2007, its leader is Hakimullah Mehsud. Wali Ur Rehman is the Emir of TTP for South Waziristan. (Added August 11, 2011)
Abu Nidal Organisation ANO Fatah Revolutionary Council aka Arab Revolutionary Brigades aka Black September aka Revolutionary Organisation of Socialist Muslims Iraq & Lebanon Abu Nidal is a terrorist organization widely known for deadly attacks in the 1980s on Western, Palestinian, and Israeli targets. They were attempting to derail diplomatic relations between the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) and the West, while advocating for the destruction of Israel. The organization was named for a former member of the PLO who split off in a dispute over establishing diplomatic ties with Israel.
Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade AAMS Palestinian Territories The Palestinian group al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade evolved in recent years from a Fatah linked coalition of militias seeking an end to Israel’s presence in the West Bank and Gaza Strip into a more radical organization. Emerging around the time of what Palestinians call the “Second Intifada” in 2000, the brigade at first targeted Israeli settlers and military outposts.
Al-Aqsa Foundation AAF Europe / Pakistan / Yemen The al-Aqsa Foundation is an international charity with alleged ties to the Palestinian militant organisation Hamas. The head office of the foundation was located in Germany until it was closed by the German authorities in July 2002. The organisation is known to have local branch offices in the Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium, Sweden, Pakistan, South Africa, Yemen and elsewhere.
Al-Takfir Wa Al-Hijra Europe The movement, Al-Takfir Wa Al-Hijra (Excommunication and exile), has gradually built its presence in Europe in recent years through loose networks of imams and supporters, according to Jane’s Intelligence Review. ‘‘It is so extreme that it once tried to assassinate bin Laden and its members are thought to have aided Madrid train atrocity,’’ the report said.
Babbar Khalsa Previously active groups included the Azad Khalistan Babbar Khalsa Force, Khalistan Liberation Front, and Khalistan Commando Force. Pakistan Sikh terrorism is sponsored by expatriate and Indian Sikh groups who want to carve out an independent Sikh state called Khalistan (Land of the Pure) from Indian terroritory. Active groups include Babbar Khalsa, International Sikh Youth Federation, Dal Khalsa, Bhinderanwala Tiger Force. A previously unknown group, the Saheed Khalsa Force, claimed credit for the marketplace bombings in New Delhi in 1997. Many of these groups, mentioned under AKA,operate under umbrella organizations, the most significant of which is the Second Panthic Committee.
Communist Party of the Philippines NPA New People's Army Philippines The Communist Party of the Philippines/National Democratic Front (CPP/NDF) networks abroad have effectively influenced the activities of Insurgents in the Philippines. The CPP/NDF started as a small core group in 1971 and reached its zenith in 1980 when it led a successful campaign against the government.
Gama'a al-Islamiyya IG Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya aka Islamic Group Egypt Jamaat al-Islamiyya is a radical group that seeks to install an Islamic regime in place of the secular Egyptian government. According to the State Department's 2007 Country Report on Egypt, the group is responsible for the deaths of dozens of foreign tourists in Egypt in the 1990s. It has been listed as a terrorist organization by the U.S. State Department since 2001. Although the group has not carried out an attack in over a decade and the Egyptian-based leadership has rejected violence, some members of a more extreme faction are alleged to have connections to al-Qaeda. A spiritual leader who is aligned with the extreme faction of Jamaat, Sheikh Omar Abdel Rahman, was convicted and jailed in the United States as the perpetrator of the 1993 World Trade Center attacks.
İslami Büyük Doğu Akıncılar Cephesi IBDA-C Great Islamic Eastern Warriors Front Turkey The organisation is listed among the 12 active terrorist organisation in Turkey as of 2007 according to Counter-Terrorism and Operations Department of Directorate General for Security (Turkish police).[5] In December 2001, IBDA-C was labeled an "illegal organization" by the self-proclaimed Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. It is also one of the groups and entities to which European Union's Common Position 2001/931/CFSP on the application of specific measures to combat terrorism applies.[6] In April 2003, the U.S. Department of State (DoS) designated the group as a "terrorist group" in their annual Patterns of Global Terrorism report.
Hamas including Hamas-Izz al-Din al-Qassem Palestinian Territories Hamas is the largest and most influential Palestinian militant movement. In January 2006, the group won the Palestinian Authority's (PA) general legislative elections, defeating Fatah, the party of the PA's president, Mahmoud Abbas, and setting the stage for a power struggle. Since attaining power, Hamas has continued its refusal to recognize the state of Israel, leading to crippling economic sanctions. Historically, Hamas has sponsored an extensive social service network. The group has also operated a terrorist wing, carrying out suicide bombings and attacks using mortars and short-range rockets.
Hizbul Mujahideen HM Pakistan Hizb-ul-Mujahideen (HM) is one of the largest terrorist groups operating in Jammu and Kashmir and stands for the integration of J&K with Pakistan. Since its formation the HuM has also wanted the islamization of Kashmir. The HM was formed in 1989 in the Kashmir Valley with Master Ahsan Dar as its chief. Dar was later arrested by security forces in mid-December 1993. It was reportedly formed as the militant wing of the Jamaat-e-Islami (JeI) at the behest of the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), Pakistan's external intelligence agency, to counter the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), which had advocated complete independence of the State. Many of the early Hizb cadres were former JKLF members.
Hofstadgroep The Netherlands The Hofstadgroep is an Islamist terrorist organization of nine young Muslims in the Netherlands. The name "Hofstad" was originally the codename the Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service used for the group, which leaked to the media in 2003. The name refers to a popular name for the city of The Hague, where some members had been active. The group was influenced by the ideology of Takfir wal Hijra, a violent Islamist organization.
Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development HLF USA The Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, once considered the largest Muslim charity in the U.S., has been shut down by the government for funding Hamas.
International Sikh Youth Federation ISYF Pakistan The International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF), proscribed in India under the Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) on March 22, 2002, was founded in the United Kingdom (UK) in 1984 after Operation Blue Star, conducted on June 5, 1984, to flush out Sikh terrorists from the Golden Temple complex, in Amritsar, in the Indian Punjab. Amrik Singh and Jasbir Singh Rode, a nephew of Jarnail Singh Bhinderanwale, founded the ISYF. Bhinderawale, a key figure in the secessionist Khalistan movement, was killed in Operation Blue Star. The ISYF has been declared as a proscribed organisation in the UK, along with 20 more outfits, on March 29, 2001. Besides, the ISYF has been disbanded in Canada on February 10, 2002.
Khalistan Zindabad Force KZF Pakistan The Khalistan Zindabad Force (KZF), a proscribed group under The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, aims to establish a ‘sovereign Khalistan state’. Although the exact cadre strength and organisational structure of the KZF is not known, it is largely comprised of Jammu-based Sikhs. Ranjit Singh Neeta heads the KZF. Originally a resident of the Sumbal Camp area in Jammu, Neeta is reportedly now based somewhere in Pakistan. One of the 20 terrorists that India wants Pakistan to deport, Neeta began his career as a small-time criminal and subsequently developed links with smugglers in the R.S. Pora and Samba areas. His name figures in at least six First Information Reports filed after bomb blasts on trains and buses running between Jammu and Pathankot between 1988 and 1999. He is also alleged to have been involved in the killing of Deputy Superintendent of Police Devinder Sharma in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir in October 2001.
Kurdistan Workers Party PKK KADEK aka KONGRA-GEL Turkey Tensions on the border between Turkey and Kurdish separatists in northern Iraq have reached a fever pitch. Turkey’s parliament voted in October 2007 to authorize military force inside Iraq, capping months of frustration over escalating violence and Iraq’s inability to reign in the Kurdistan Workers Party. Known as the PKK after its Kurdish name, Partiya Karkeren Kurdistan, the group is labeled a terrorist organization by US & EU, and continues to conduct strikes inside Turkey.
Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam LTTE Sri Lanka The Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), also known as the Tamil Tigers, are a separatist group in Sri Lanka. Since the 1980s, the LTTE have been agitating for a homeland for ethnic Tamils, who feel persecuted by Sri Lanka's ethnic majority, the Sinhalese. The LTTE is notorious for having pioneered the suicide bomb jacket, as well as the use of women in suicide attacks. They are blamed for a dozen high-level assassinations, over two hundred suicide attacks, and its war against the government has cost more than seventy thousand lives. In May 2009, the Sri Lankan government declared the twenty-six year long conflict had ended.
Ejército de Liberación Nacional ELN National Liberation Army Colombia The National Liberation Army is one of the two main guerilla armies with left-wing political ideologies operating in the Colombian territory. Initially a Marxist-Leninist nationalist movement, it now appears more focused on kidnapping, extortion and attacks on economic infrastructure.
Palestinian Islamic Jihad PIJ Palestinian Territories PIJ has been based in Damascus, Syria since 1989. PIJ was originally based in Egypt, later moved to the Gaza Strip and, following its exile from Gaza in the late 1980s, it was moved to Lebanon, then later to Damascus. Operates in the Palestinian territories, Israel, Lebanon and Syria. Receives essential support from Syria, which permits it sanctuary and from Iran, which provides significant funding (and, according to some sources, nearly the entirety of PIJ's budget).
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine PFLP Palestinian Territories Lefist Palestinian nationalist group that formed after the Six Day War of 1967 and pioneered terrorist strategies in the early 1970s. Once a key player in Palestinian politics,the PFLP lost influence in the 1990s and was sidelined as Yasir Arafat established the Palestinian Authority. The PFLP, which pioneered such terror tactics as airline hijackings, formed in December 1967, after the Arab states' overwhelming defeat in the Six Day War. In 1968, the PFLP joined the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), the main umbrella organization of the Palestinian national movement, which was then committed to a strategy of "armed struggle." The PFLP became the second-largest PLO faction, after Arafat's own al-Fatah. The PFLP sought to topple conservative Arab states, destroy Israel, and apply Marxist doctrine to the Palestinian struggle, which it saw as part of a broader proletarian revolution. The group received support from the Soviet Union and China.
Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine - General Command PFLP-GC Palestinian Territories Split from the PFLP in 1968, claiming it wanted to focus more on fighting and less on politics. Violently opposed to Arafat's PLO. Led by Ahmad Jabril, a former captain in the Syrian Army. Jabril's son, Jihad, was killed by a car bomb in May 2002. Closely tied to both Syria and Iran. Carried out dozens of attacks in Europe and the Middle East during the 1970s and 1980s. Known for cross-border terrorist attacks into Israel using unusual means, such as hot air balloons and motorized hang gliders. Primary focus now on guerrilla operations in southern Lebanon and small-scale attacks in Israel, West Bank, and Gaza Strip.
Fuerzas armadas revolucionarias de Colombia FARC Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia Colombia As the biggest irregular guerrilla army in Colombia, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia - FARC) operates in different regions of the country mainly in search for financial sources to fight their 40-year old war against the government and maintain their army. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia - FARC) is the oldest and most important guerrilla group in Western Hemisphere. It has long financed its political and military battle against the Colombian government by kidnapping, extortion and participating on various levels in the drug trafficking business.
Devrimci Halk Kurtuluș Partisi-Cephesi DHKP/C Devrimci Sol aka Revolutionary Left aka Dev Sol aka Revolutionary People’s Liberation Army/Front/Party Turkey A Marxist, anti-Western splinter group of the Turkish terrorist group Devrimci Sol (Dev Sol). Dev Sol originated as a splinter group of Devrimci Yol (Dev Yol) which was itself a splinter group of the Turkish People's Liberation Party-Front (THKP/C). The THKP/C was an offshoot of the broader Revolutionary Youth movement (Dev Genc) within Turkey.
Sendero Luminoso SL Shining Path Peru Former university professor Abimael Guzman formed SL in Peru in the late 1960s, and his teachings created the foundation of SL's militant Maoist doctrine. In the 1980s, SL became one of the most ruthless terrorist groups in the Western Hemisphere approximately 30,000 persons have died since Shining Path took up arms in 1980. The Peruvian Government made dramatic gains against SL during the 1990s, but reports of a recent SL involvement in narcotrafficking indicate that it may have a new source of funding with which to sustain a resurgence. Its stated goal is to destroy existing Peruvian institutions and replace them with a communist peasant revolutionary regime. It also opposes any influence by foreign governments, as well as by other Latin American guerrilla groups, especially the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA).
Stichting Al Aqsa AAF Stichting Al Aqsa Nederland aka Al Aqsa Nederland The Netherlands Al Aqsa Foundation (AAF) is a critical part of the HAMAS terrorist support infrastructure. Through its headquarters in Germany and branch offices in the Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium, Sweden, Pakistan, South Africa, Yemen and elsewhere, AAF funnels money collected for charitable purposes to HAMAS terrorists. Like other HAMAS-affiliated charities, AAF uses humanitarian relief as cover to provide support to the HAMAS terrorist organization. Mahmoud Amr, the Director of AAF in Germany, is an active figure in HAMAS.
Teyrbazen Azadiya Kurdistan TAK Kurdistan Freedom Falcons aka Kurdistan Freedom Hawks Turkey Militant Kurdish group operating in Turkey. The TAK is sometimes referred to as the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons. Though the group fits into the context of a wider Kurdish nationalist movement, its precise goals are not completely clear. It claims to oppose Turkey's "false policies on the Kurdish issue," and to be seeking revenge for the deaths of Kurds at the hands of the Turkish government. What this means in practice is uncertain, though the TAK could be seeking something as big as an independent Kurdish state that includes some of southeastern Turkey.

June 21, 2011 - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 597/2011 of 21 June 2011 amending for the 150th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with Usama bin Laden, the Al-Qaida network and the Taliban EU 597/211


June 16, 2011 - COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) No 577/2011 of 16 June 2011 amending for the 149th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with Usama bin Laden, the Al-Qaida network and the Taliban


May 27, 2002 - COUNCIL REGULATION (EC) No 881/2002 of 27 May 2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with Usama bin Laden, the Al-Qaida network and the Taliban, and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 467/2001 prohibiting the export of certain goods and services to Afghanistan, strengthening the flight ban and extending the freeze of funds and other financial resources in respect of the Taliban of Afghanistan


2002/402/CFSP EU arms embargo on Taliban, Al-Qaida, Usama Bin Laden EU Arms Sanctions

UK

December 06, 2013 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1267/2013 - Notice for the attention of Abd-Al-Hamid Al-Masli who was added to the list referred to in Articles 2, 3 and 7 of Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network, by virtue of Commission implementing Regulation (EU) No 1267/2013

UK-EU Sanctions


October 21, 2013 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 996/2013 of 17 October 2013 amending for the 205th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network

UK-EU Sanctions


October 11, 2013 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 965/2013 of 9 October 2013 amending for the 204th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network

UK-EU Sanctions


October 04, 2013 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 943/2013 of 1 October 2013 amending for the 203rd time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network

UK-EU Sanctions


September 05, 2013 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 852/2103 of 3 September 2013 amending for the 200th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network.

UK-EU Sanctions


September 04, 2013 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 831/2013 of 29 August 2013 amending for the 199th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network.

UK-EU Sanctions


August 06, 2013 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 754/2013 of 5 August 2013 amending for the 198th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network

UK-EU Sanctions


July 31, 2013 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 731/2013 of 29 July 2013 amending for the 197th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network

UK-EU Sanctions


July 19, 2013 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 682/2013 of 17 July 2013 amending for the 196th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network

UK-EU Sanctions


July 11, 2013 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 652/2013 of 9 July 2013 amending for the 195th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network

UK-EU Sanctions


July 02, 2013 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 632/2013 of 28 June 2013 amending for the 194th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network

UK-EU Sanctions


June 28, 2013 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No 596/2013 of 24 June 2013 amending Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network

UK-EU Sanctions


May 16, 2013 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No 439/2013 of 13 May 2013 amending for the 192nd time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network

UK-EU Sanctions


April 05, 2013 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No 309/2013 of 3 April 2013 amending for the 191st time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network

UK-EU Sanctions


March 27, 2013 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No 290/2013 of 26 March 2013 amending for the 190th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network

UK-EU Sanctions


March 21, 2013 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No 242/2013 of 18 March 2013 amending for the 189th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network

UK-EU Sanctions


March 07, 2013 - General Notice: Renewal of Final Designations

UK Sanctions


March 04, 2013 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No 180/2013 of 1 March 2013 amending for the 188th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network - This notice is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network.

UK-EU Sanctions


February 28, 2013 - General Notice: Renewal of Final Designations

UK Sanctions


February 27, 2013 - General Notice: Renewal of Final Designations

UK Sanctions


February 21, 2013 - General Notice: Renewal of Final Designations

UK Sanctions


February 18, 2013 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No 132/2013 of 15 February 2013 amending for the 187th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network - This notice is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network.

UK-EU Sanctions


February 14, 2013 - General Notice: Renewal of Final Designations

UK Sanctions


February 13, 2013 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No 123/2013 - of 12 February 201 amending for the 186th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network

Addition of Individual


February 11, 2013 - General Notice: Renewal of Final Designations

UK Sanctions


February 04, 2013 - General Notice: Renewal of Final Designations

UK Sanctions


January 25, 2013 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No 60/2013 of 23 January 2013 amending for the 185th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network

UK-EU Sanctions


December 21, 2012 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1244/2012 of 20 December 2012 implementing Article 11(1) of Regulation (EU) No 753/2011 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain individuals, groups, undertakings and entities in view of the situation in Afghanistan

UK-EU 1244/2012


December 17, 2012 - delisting of Benevolence International Fund

Corrigendum to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1155/2012 - this notice is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network.

UK-EU 1155/2012


December 12, 2012 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1187/2012 of 11 December 2012 amending for the 184th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network

UK-EU 1187/2012


December 10, 2012 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1155/2012 of 5 December 2012 amending for the 183rd time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network.

UK-EU Sanctions


December 06, 2012 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1139/2012 - This notice is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Taliban. Regulation of 3 December 2012 implementing Article 11(1) and (4) of Regulation (EU) No 753/2011 concerning restrictive measures directed against certain individuals, groups, undertakings and entities in view of the situation in Afghanistan.

UK-EU 1139/2012


November 28, 2012 - Renewal of Final Designation

UK Sanctions


October 30, 2012 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1002/2012 - Amending for the 181st time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network.

UK-EU 1002/2012


October 15, 2012 - Anti-Terrorism Designations Implementing Regulation (EU) No 933/2012 - amending for the 180th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network

UK HMT Press Release & UK-EU 933/2012


October 10, 2012 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No 921/2012 of 8 October 2012 amending for the 179th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network

The following entry under the heading ‘Natural persons’ is deleted: ‘Abdullahi Hussein Kahie. Address: 26 Urtegata Street, Oslo 0187 Norway.

UK-EU Sanction


September 13, 2012 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No 807/2012 of 11 September 2012 amending for the 178th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network

Deletion of Fazul Abdullah Mohammed - Senior operative of Al-Qaida in charge of Al-Qaida in East Africa as of 2009. Believed to have been involved in the attacks on the US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam in Aug 1998, and further attacks in Kenya in 2002. Has reportedly undergone plastic surgery. Also referred to as Haroon, Haroun, Harun, Yacub, Abu Aisha and Abu Luqman Listed on: 12/10/2001 UK-EU Sanction


September 11, 2012 - UK implementing regulation (EU) No 803/2012 of 7 September 2012 amending for the 177th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network - Deletion of names

EU 803/2012 UK-EU Sanction


August 09, 2012 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No 718/2012 - of 7 August 2012 amending for the 176th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network. EU 718/2012 UK-EU Sanction


July 16, 2012 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No 632/2012 - This notice is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network. EU amending for the 174th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network EU 632/2012 UK-EU Sanction


July 12, 2012 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No 619/2012 - This notice is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network. EU amending for the 173rd time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network EU 619/2012 UK-EU Sanction


July 09, 2012 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No 598/2012 - This notice is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network. EU amending for the 172nd time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network UK-EU Sanction EU 598/2012


May 17, 2012 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No 415/2012 - This notice is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network. EU amending for the 171st time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network. UK-EU Sanction EU 415/2012


May 14, 2012 - UK implementing Regulation (EU) No 403/2012 - This notice is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network. On May 10, 2012 amending for the 170th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network. UK-EU Sanction EU 403/2012


April 23, 2012 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No 335/2012 - This notice is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network. Amending for the 169th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network

UK-EU Sanction


April 16, 2012 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No 316/2012 - EU Regulation (EU) No 316/2012 of 12 April 2012 amending for the 168th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al Qaida network - amending Freeze list


March 23, 2012 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 253/2012 - Al-Qaida

The following entry shall be added under the heading ‘Legal persons, groups and entities’:

The following entries shall be added under the heading ‘Natural persons’:

The entry ‘Lashkar e-Tayyiba (alias (a) Lashkar-e-Toiba, (b) Lashkar-i-Taiba, (c) al Mansoorian, (d) al Mansooreen, (e) Army of the Pure, (f) Army of the Righteous, (g) Army of the Pure and Righteous, (h) Paasban-e-Kashmir (i) Paasban-i- Ahle- Hadith, (j) Pasban-e-Kashmir, (k) Pasban-e-Ahle-Hadith, (l) Paasban-e-Ahle-Hadis, (m) Pashan-e-ahle Hadis, (n) Lashkar e Tayyaba, (o) LET, (p) Jamaat-ud-Dawa, (q) JUD (r) Jama'at al-Dawa, (s) Jamaat ud-Daawa, (t) Jamaat ul- Dawah, (u) Jamaat-ul-Dawa, (v) Jama'at-i-Dawat, (w) Jamaiat-ud-Dawa, (x) Jama'at-ud-Da'awah, (y) Jama'at-ud- Da'awa, (z) Jamaati-ud-Dawa. Date of designation referred to in Article 2a (4) (b): 2.5.2005.’ Under the heading ‘Legal persons, groups and entities’ shall be replaced by the following: ‘Lashkar e-Tayyiba (alias (a) Lashkar-e-Toiba, (b) Lashkar-i-Taiba, (c) al Mansoorian, (d) al Mansooreen, (e) Army of the Pure, (f) Army of the Righteous, (g) Army of the Pure and Righteous, (h) Paasban-e-Kashmir (i) Paasban-i-Ahle- Hadith, (j) Pasban-e-Kashmir, (k) Pasban-e-Ahle-Hadith, (l) Paasban-e-Ahle-Hadis, (m) Pashan-e-ahle Hadis, (n) Lashkar e Tayyaba, (o) LET, (p) Jamaat-ud-Dawa, (q) JUD (r) Jama'at al-Dawa, (s) Jamaat ud-Daawa, (t) Jamaat ul-Dawah, (u) Jamaat-ul-Dawa, (v) Jama'at-i-Dawat, (w) Jamaiat-ud-Dawa, (x) Jama'at-ud-Da'awah, (y) Jama'at-ud- Da'awa, (z) Jamaati- ud-Dawa, (aa) Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF). Date of designation referred to in Article 2a (4) (b): 2.5.2005.’

UK-EU Sanctions


March 16, 2012 - Renewal of Final Designation, and Expiry of Final Designation

UK Sanctions


March 14, 2012 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No 215/2012 - This notice is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network.

UK-EU 215/2012


March 14, 2012 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No 213/2012 - Deletion of individuals

UK-EU 213/2012


March 08, 2012 - Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010 Renewal of final designation

UK Renewal of Designation


March 06, 2012 - Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010 Renewal of final designation

  1. AL-ALAMI, Imad, Khalil
  2. AL-NASSER, Abdelkarim, Hussein, Mohamed
  3. AL-YACOUB, Ibrahim, Salih, Mohammed
  4. HAMDAN, Usama
  5. IZZ-AL-DIN, Hasan
  6. MARZOUK, Musa, Abu
  7. MISHAAL, Khalid

UK Renewal of Designation


March 05, 2012 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No 177/2012 - This notice is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network. UK-EU 177/1202


March 02, 2012 - Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010 Renewal of final designations UK Renewal of Designation

  1. HUSSAIN, NABEEL
  2. IQBAL, ZAHOOR
  3. MUHAMMAD, SULTAN

February 28, 2012 - UK General Notice of Renewal of Final Designations UK Renewal of Designation -

BASQUE FATHERLAND AND LIBERTY a.k.a: (1) ETA (2) Euzkadi Ta Askatasuna


February 17, 2012 - UK General Notice of Renewal of Final Designations UK Renewal of Designation

  1. ALI, Abdula, Ahmed
  2. HUSSAIN, Tanvir
  3. ISLAM, Umar
  4. KHAN, Parviz
  5. KHAN, Waheed, Arafat
  6. KHATIB, Osman, Adam
  7. MOHAMMED, Ramzi
  8. OMAR, Yassin
  9. OSMAN, Hussein
  10. SAID, Muktar, Mohammed
  11. SARWAR, Assad
  12. SAVANT, Ibrahim
  13. ZAMAN, Waheed
  1. HIZBALLAH MILITARY WING, INCLUDING EXTERNAL SECURITY ORGANISATION

February 15, 2012 - UK General Notice of Renewal of Final Designations UK Renewal of Designation

  1. MOHAMMED, Khalid, Shaikh
  2. HOLY LAND FOUNDATION FOR RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT

February 08, 2012 - UK General Notice of Renewal of Final Designations UK Renewal of Designation

  1. SENDERO LUMINOSO (SL) a.k.a: Shining Path
  2. POPULAR FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE - GENERAL COMMAND a.k.a: PFLP - General Command
  3. POPULAR FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE (PFLP) Other Information: Both UK listing and EU listing.

February 08, 2012 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No 97/2012 - This notice is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network. EU-UK 97/2012


January 19, 2012 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No 34/2012 - This notification is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network. EU-UK 34/2012 (Amendments)


January 12, 2012 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No 15/2012 - This notification is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network. UK-EU 15/2012

DELETIONS

Individual

Entities


December 12, 2011 - Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1285/2011 - This notification is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network. UK-EU Sanctions


November 30, 2011 - Renewal of final designation - ABDULLAH, Bilal, Talal, Abdul, Samad - UK Sanctions


November 29, 2011 - Revocation of designation - This Notice is issued in order to publicize generally that the Treasury has revoked the final designation in respect of the person named in the Annex to this Notice with effect from 29 November 2011 UK General Notice


October 28, 2011 - UK Implementing EU Commission Regulation (EU) No 1081/2011 (Deletion of Names) - This notification is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network.

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1081/2011 of 25 October 2011 amending for the 160th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network. UK-EU 1081/2011


October 17, 2011 - Update of the Terrorist Asset-Freezing Act 2010

  1. The Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010 (“the Act”) implements the terrorist asset freezing requirements of UN Security Council Resolution 1373 (2001) and Council Regulation (EU) No 2580/2001 in the UK.
  2. This Notice is issued in order to publicise generally the making of a final designation on 17 October 2011 by the Treasury under section 2 of the Act in respect of the individuals listed in the Annex to this Notice. Such persons are therefore “designated persons” for the purposes of the Act, are referred to as such in this Notice, and are subject to the asset freeze prohibitions imposed by the Act.
  3. The final designations expire one year from the date they were made unless revoked earlier or renewed. Effect of Designation under the Act
  4. The prohibitions in sections 11 to 15 of the Act apply in respect of the designated persons:
    1. Section 11 prohibits any dealing with the funds and economic resources of a designated person;
    2. Section 12 prohibits the making available of funds or financial services to a designated person;
    3. Section 13 prohibits the making available of funds or financial services for the benefit of a designated person;
    4. Section 14 prohibits the making available of economic resources to a designated person; and
    5. Section 15 prohibits the making available of economic resources for the benefit of a designated person.
  5. Contravention of a prohibition in the Act, where a person knows or has reasonable cause to suspect that the conduct in question constitutes a contravention, is a criminal offence.

A copy of the Act is available from the Financial Sanctions pages of the Treasury website


October 17, 2011 - UK Implementing Regulation (EU) No 1024/2011 - This notification is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network.

UK-EU 1024/2011- Al-Qaida adding of names


September 28, 2011 - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 960/2011 on Al-Qaida - This notification is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network.

HM Treasury UK-EU 960/2011


September 02, 2011 - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 876/2011 on Al-Qaida - This notification is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network.

HM Treasury UK-EU 876/2011


August 25, 2011 - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 853/2011 - This notification is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network.

ABDUL RAHMAN, Muhammad, Jibril - DOB: (1) 28/05/1984, (2) 03/12/1979, (3) 03/03/1979, (4) 08/08/1980 - POB: East Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia a.k.a:

  1. ABDUL RAHMAN, Muhammad, Jibriel
  2. ABDURRAHMAN, Mohammad, Jibriel
  3. ABDURRAHMAN, Mohammad, Jibril
  4. ARDHAN, Muhamad, Ricky
  5. IQBAL, Muhammad, Ricky, Ardhan, bin Muhammad
  6. JIBRIL, Muhammad, Ricky, Ardhan, bin Abu
  7. SYAH, Heris
  8. YUNUS, Muhammad

Nationality: Indonesian - Passport Details: S335026 (False Indonesian passport) - National Identification no: (1) 3219222002.2181558 (Indonesian National Identity card) (2) 2181558 (Identification no) - Address: (1) Jalan M. Saidi, RT010 RW 001 Pesanggrahan, South Petukangan, South Jakarta, Indonesia - (2) Jalan Nakula of Witana Harja Complex Block C, Pamulang, Banten, Indonesia - Other Information: UN Ref QI.A.295.11. Senior member of Jemaah Islamiyah directly involved in obtaining funding for terrorist attacks. Father's name is Mohamad Iqbal Abdurrahman. Group ID: 12037

HM Treasury UK-EU 853/2011


August 11, 2011 - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 796/2011 - This notification is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network.

ADDITIONS - Entities

UK-EU 796/2011


August 03, 2011 - Afghanistan / Al-Qaida - EU Council Regulations No 753/2011 and 754/2011 - By the adoption of UN Resolutions 1988 (2011) and 1989 (2011) on 17 June 2011, the United Nations Security Council, amongst other matters, separated the UN's Al-Qaida and Taliban sanctions regime into two groups – an Al-Qaida regime and a country-specific Afghanistan regime - with separate lists, listing, delisting and monitoring mechanisms UK-EU 753 & 754 (2011).


August 01, 2011 - Al-Qaida - UK implementing EU Commission Regulation (EU) No 748/2011 - This notification is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with Usama bin Laden, the Al-Qaida network and the Taliban. UK Regulation


July 20, 2011 - Financial Sanctions Notification - Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 687/2011 - With the publication of Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 687/2011 (“Regulation 687/2011”) of 18 July 2011 in the Official Journal of the European Union (O.J. L188, 19.7.2011, P.2) on 19 July 2011, the Council of the European Union has amended the list of the persons, groups and entities to which Council Regulation (EC) No 2580/2001 (“the 2001 Regulation”) applies, with effect from 19 July 2011. UK EU-687-2011 - Guidance


June 23, 2011 - Al-Qaida Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 597/2011 - This notification is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed by the European Union against certain persons and entities associated with Usama bin Laden, the Al-Qaida network and the Taliban. UK EU-597/2011 - Guidance


June 17, 2011 - Al-Qaida and Taliban - Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 577/2011 - This notification is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed by the European Union against certain persons and entities associated with Usama bin Laden, the Al-Qaida network and the Taliban. UK-EU 577/2011


Following the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1373 (2001). It denounced terrorism and required member states to deny all forms of financial support for those who participate in terrorist acts; to deny the provision of safe haven, support for terrorists; and to share with other governments information about any groups practising or planning terrorist acts.

The EU adopted Council Regulation (EU) No 2580/2001 to give effect to Resolution 1373 (2001) in the EU. It imposes specific financial sanctions against certain listed targets with a view to combating terrorism. Such targets are included in the UK’s consolidated list under the Terrorist Financing regime.

Part 1 of the Terrorist Asset-Freezing etc. Act 2010 (‘the 2010 Act’) gives effect to Resolution 1373 (2001) in the UK. The 2010 Act provides HM Treasury with powers to freeze the funds and economic resources of those suspected or believed to be involved in terrorist activities and restricts the making available of funds, financial services and economic resources to, or for the benefit of such persons. The 2010 Act also provides for enforcement of Regulation (EU) No 2580/2001.

Usama Bin Laden and those associated with the Al-Qaida network are subject to separate specific measures imposed by the UN in Resolutions 1333 (2000) and 1390 (2002). See the Al-Qaida and Taliban regime.

UK Sanctions

Swiss

January 21, 2014 - Massnahmen gegenüber Personen und Organisationen mit Verbindungen zu Usama bin Laden, der Gruppierung «Al-Qaïda» oder den Taliban

Swiss Sanctions


December 19, 2013 - Massnahmen gegenüber Personen und Organisationen mit Verbindungen zu Usama bin Laden, der Gruppierung «Al-Qaïda» oder den Taliban

Swiss Sanctions


October 08, 2013 - Massnahmen gegenüber Personen und Organisationen mit Verbindungen zu Usama bin Laden, der Gruppierung «Al-Qaïda» oder den Taliban

Swiss Sanctions


September 13, 2013 - Massnahmen gegenüber Personen und Organisationen mit Verbindungen zu Usama bin Laden, der Gruppierung «Al-Qaïda» oder den Taliban

Swiss Sanctions


August 14, 2013 - Massnahmen gegenüber Personen und Organisationen mit Verbindungen zu Usama bin Laden, der Gruppierung «Al-Qaïda» oder den Taliban

Swiss Sanctions


July 16, 2013 - Massnahmen gegenüber Personen und Organisationen mit Verbindungen zu Usama bin Laden, der Gruppierung «Al-Qaïda» oder den Taliban

Swiss Sanctions


June 17, 2013 - Eidgenössische Departement für Wirtschaft, Bildung und Forschung WBF hat den Anhang/die Anhänge der Verordnung geändert.

Swiss Sanctions


May 07, 2013 - Massnahmen gegenüber Personen und Organisationen mit Verbindungen zu Usama bin Laden, der Gruppierung «Al-Qaïda» oder den Taliban


April 18, 2013 - Massnahmen gegenüber Personen und Organisationen mit Verbindungen zu Usama bin Laden, der Gruppierung «Al-Qaïda» oder den Taliban - Änderung vom 17.04.2013 mit Inkrafttreten am 19.04.2013 Swiss Sanctions


March 08, 2013 - Massnahmen gegenüber Personen und Organisationen mit Verbindungen zu Usama bin Laden, der Gruppierung «Al-Qaïda» oder den Taliban - Änderung vom 07.03.2013 mit Inkrafttreten am 09.03.2013 Swiss Sanctions


February 19, 2013 - Massnahmen gegenüber Personen und Organisationen mit Verbindungen zu Usama bin Laden, der Gruppierung «Al-Qaïda» oder den Taliban - Änderung vom 18.02.2013 mit Inkrafttreten am 20.02.2013 Swiss Sanctions


February 05, 2013 - Massnahmen gegenüber Personen und Organisationen mit Verbindungen zu Usama bin Laden, der Gruppierung «Al-Qaïda» oder den Taliban - Änderung vom 01.02.2013 mit Inkrafttreten am 05.02.2013 Swiss Sanctions


December 14, 2012 - Verordnung über Massnahmen gegenüber Personen und Organisationen mit Verbindungen zu Usama bin Laden, der Gruppierung «Al-Qaïda» oder den Taliban - Änderung vom 12. Dezember 2012 Swiss Sanctions


November 23, 2012 - Verordnung über Massnahmen gegenüber Personen und Organisationen mit Verbindungen zu Usama bin Laden, der Gruppierung «Al-Qaïda» oder den Taliban - Änderung vom 21. November 2012 Swiss Sanctions


October 26, 2012 - Verordnung über Massnahmen gegenüber Personen und Organisationen mit Verbindungen zu Usama bin Laden, der Gruppierung «Al-Qaïda» oder den Taliban - Änderung vom 25. Oktober 2012 Swiss Sanctions


October 15, 2012 - Massnahmen gegenüber Personen und Organisationen mit Verbindungen zu Usama bin Laden, der Gruppierung Al-Qaïda oder den Taliban - Änderung vom 15. October 2012


September 18, 2012 - Massnahmen gegenüber Personen und Organisationen mit Verbindungen zu Usama bin Laden, der Gruppierung «Al-Qaïda» oder den Taliban wird gemäss Beilage geändert.

Änderung vom 14. September 2012


August 03, 2012 - Massnahmen gegenüber Personen und Organisationen mit Verbindungen zu Usama bin Laden, der Gruppierung «Al-Qaïda» oder den Taliban

Änderung vom 2. August 2012


June 18, 2012 - Massnahmen gegenüber Personen und Organisationen mit Verbindungen zu Usama bin Laden, der Gruppierung «Al-Qaïda» oder den Taliban

Änderung vom 15. Juni 2012 - Diese Änderung tritt am 19. Juni 2012 in Kraft


May 01, 2012 - Massnahmen gegenüber Personen und Organisationen mit Verbindungen zu Usama bin Laden, der Gruppierung «Al-Qaïda» oder den Taliban

Änderung vom 27.04.2012 mit Inkrafttreten am 01.05.2012


March 06, 2012 - Verordnung über Massnahmen gegenüber Personen und Organisationen mit Verbindungen zu Usama bin Laden, der Gruppierung «Al-Qaïda» oder den Taliban

Swiss sanctions - March 06, 2012


September 23, 2011 - Massnahmen gegenüber Personen und Organisationen mit Verbindungen zu Usama bin Laden, der Gruppierung «Al-Qaïda» oder den Taliban

SECO Changes September 23, 2011 & SECO Page on Al-Qaïda or Taliban

Die Verordnung vom 02.10.2000 über Massnahmen gegenüber Personen und Organisationen mit Verbindungen zu Usama bin Laden, der Gruppierung Al-Qaïda oder den Taliban setzt die vom Sicherheitsrat der Vereinten Nationen in den Resolutionen 1267 (1999), 1333 (2000), 1390 (2002), 1455 (2003), 1526 (2004), 1617 (2005) und 1735 (2006) beschlossenen Massnahmen um:

Betroffen von diesen Massnahmen sind die im Anhang 2 der Verordnung erwähnten natürlichen und juristischen Personen, Gruppen und Organisationen mit Verbindungen zu Usama bin Laden, der Gruppierung «Al-Qaïda» oder den Taliban. Die Namensliste in Anhang 2 stützt sich auf die Entscheide des für die Al-Qaïda/Taliban Sanktionen zuständigen Sanktionskomitees des UNO-Sicherheitsrates. Sie wird laufend nachgeführt und ist untenstehend direkt zugänglich.

Personen und Institutionen, die Gelder halten oder verwalten oder Kenntnisse über wirtschaftliche Ressourcen haben, von denen anzunehmen ist, dass sie von den Massnahmen betroffen sind, müssen diese dem Staatssekretariat für Wirtschaft SECO unverzüglich melden.

Australia

UN Security Council sanctions relating to terrorism

On 28 September 2001, in response to the 11 September terrorist attacks in the United States, the UNSC adopted resolution 1373 (2001) UNSC 1373(2001), imposing a series of obligations on UN Member States to suppress terrorism.

Sub-paragraphs 1(c) and (d) of resolution 1373 oblige Member States to:

Australia implements resolution 1373 through Part 4 of the Charter of the United Nations Act 1945 (“the Act”) and through regulation 20 of the Charter of the United Nations (Dealing with Assets) Regulations 2008 (“the 2008 Regulations”). The Minister for Foreign Affairs must list a person or entity on a case-by-case basis if he or she is satisfied on reasonable grounds that the person or entity is associated with terrorism as described in sub-paragraph 1(c) of resolution 1373. These names are listed in the Commonwealth Gazette and it becomes a criminal offence to deal with their assets or to make assets available to them. These names are also included on DFAT's Consolidated List.

More information on Australia's implementation of United Nations Security Council financial sanctions Australia Sanctions.

General (this information via) Australia Sanctions

Canada

Preventing terrorists from using the global financial system to further terrorist activity is essential for the suppression of international terrorism. A key element of the response of the international community has been to impose measures to prevent the concealment and transfer of funds or assets used to finance terrorism, and to designate individuals and other entities to whom these measures are to be applied by placing them on lists. Canada has implemented its international obligations by establishing a process for the listing of terrorist entities in order to apply specified measures, such as the freezing of assets, to those who are listed. This process has taken the form of three distinct, yet complementary terrorist listing mechanisms: the United Nations Al-Qaida and Taliban Regulations, the Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on the Suppression of Terrorism, and the Criminal Code. Together, these three mechanisms advance domestic security interests and support Canadian conformity with a range of international obligations, including those under the relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions and the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism.


January 27, 2012 - United Nations Al-Qaida and Taliban Regulations (UNAQTR) – Changes to Consolidated List - This notice is directed to the attention of all banks, authorized foreign banks, trust and loan companies, cooperative credit societies, life insurance companies, property and casualty insurance companies and fraternal benefit societies. OSFI Notice


Al-Qaida and Taliban Regulations

The United Nations Al-Qaida and Taliban Regulations (SOR/99-444) (the “Al-Qaida and Taliban Regulations”) were made in 1999 under the United Nations Act. The regulations freeze the assets of the Taliban, Usama bin Laden and his associates, and the members of the Al-Qaida organization, and prevent the supply, sale, and transfer of arms and technical assistance to them. The Security Council Committee established pursuant to United Nations Security Council Resolution 1267 (1999) (the Al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Committee) maintains a list of individuals and entities belonging or related to the Taliban, Usama Bin Laden and the Al-Qaida organization which is incorporated into the Al-Qaida and Taliban Regulations by reference (“listed persons”).

The Al-Qaida and Taliban Regulations, as amended, implement in Canadian domestic law the binding elements of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1267 (1999), its successor resolutions, and Resolution 1373 (2001).


Suppression of Terrorism Regulations

The Regulations Implementing the United Nations Resolutions on the Suppression of Terrorism (SOR/2001-360), as amended (the “Suppression of Terrorism Regulations”) were made in 2001 under the United Nations Act. The Suppression of Terrorism Regulations create a Canadian list of terrorist individuals and entities, in the Schedule to the regulations, that is not restricted by geography or affiliation like the Al-Qaida and Taliban Regulations. The assets of those covered by the Suppression of Terrorism Regulations are frozen, and it is illegal to raise funds on their behalf.

The Suppression of Terrorism Regulations, as amended, implement in Canadian domestic law the binding elements of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1373 (2001).


Criminal Code

The Criminal Code also provides a process to list and apply appropriate criminal measures to listed entities. For more information on the Criminal Code listing process and currently listed entities, please consult the Public Safety Canada website.


OSFI Lists

The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (OSFI) maintains a list of individuals and a list of entities listed under Canadian law (consisting of the three mechanisms described above) with available identifiers (DOB, POB, nationality, address, etc.). The lists are available in various formats on the OSFI website.


De-listing and Certificates

The Al-Qaida and Taliban Regulations and the Suppression of Terrorism Regulations both include provisions by which listed persons can apply to be removed from the corresponding lists, and for the issuance of exemption certificates in certain circumstances. The circumstances in which such applications can be made are set out in the Regulations. For more information Canada Sanctions

Hong Kong

July 8, 2011 - United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance and List of Names for Suspicious Account Reporting Hong Kong Sanctions - UN based sanctions.


October 29, 2010 - United Nations (Anti-Terrorism Measures) Ordinance, Cap.575 Hong Kong Sanctions - UN based sanctions.

US

April 30, 2014 - Country Reports on Terrorism 2013

Country Reports on Terrorism 2013 is submitted in compliance with Title 22 of the United States Code, Section 2656f (the "Act"), which requires the Department of State to provide to Congress a full and complete annual report on terrorism for those countries and groups meeting the criteria of the Act. The report was published April 2014.

Beginning with the report for 2004, it replaced the previously published Patterns of Global Terrorism.

Country Reports on Terrorism 2013 (PDF)

US Department of State press release

OFAC

June 17, 2014 - Terrorist Designation of Shawki Ali Ahmed al-Badani

The Department of State has designated Shawki Ali Ahmed al-Badani as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism.

Al-Badani is a leader and operative for al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), and he has long been involved in terrorist activity as a member of the group. The State Department designated AQAP as a Foreign Terrorist Organization and as an SDGT entity in January 2010.

In 2012, al-Badani reportedly assigned an AQAP operative to target the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen, for attacks. He also has been described as being connected to a suicide bomber who killed over 100 Yemeni soldiers in a May 2012 attack. Furthermore, he played a key role in a plan for a major attack in summer 2013 that led the United States to close 19 diplomatic posts across the Middle East and Africa.

Al-Badani is on Yemen’s Most Wanted list and the Yemeni government has offered a $100,000 reward for anyone who can offer information about him, describing him as one of “the most dangerous terrorists affiliated with al-Qa’ida.”

The consequences of al-Badani’s E.O. 13224 designation include a prohibition against U.S. persons engaging in transactions with Shawki Ali Ahmed al-Badani, and the freezing of all property and interests of Shawki Ali Ahmed al-Badani that are in the United States, or come within the United States or the possession or control of U.S. persons. The Department of State took this action in consultation with the Departments of Justice and Treasury.

OFAC recent actions & US Department of State Press Release


April 09, 2014 - Counter Terrorism Designations

The following entity has been added to OFAC's SDN List:

ANSAR BAYT AL-MAQDIS (a.k.a. ANSAR BAYT AL-MAQDES; a.k.a. ANSAR BEIT AL-MAQDIS; a.k.a. JAMAAT ANSAR BEIT AL-MAQDIS FI SINAA; a.k.a. "ANSAR JERUSALEM"; a.k.a. "SUPPORTERS OF JERUSALEM"; a.k.a. "SUPPORTERS OF THE HOLY PLACE"), Egypt [FTO] [SDGT].

OFAC recent actions


April 01, 2014 - Anti-terrorism Designation Removal

The following deletions have been made to OFAC's SDN List: UR REHMAN, Wali, Pakistan; DOB 1970 (individual) [SDGT]

OFAC recent actions


February 06, 2013 - The Department of State has designated Malik Ishaq, one of the co-founders of Lashkar I Jhangvi (LJ), as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224. The consequences of this designation include a prohibition against U.S. persons engaging in transactions with Malik Ishaq, and the freezing of all property and interests of Malik Ishaq that are in the United States, or come within the United States or the possession or control of U.S. persons.

Malik Ishaq is a founding member and is the current leader of LJ. In 1997, Malik Ishaq admitted his involvement in terrorist activity that resulted in the deaths of over 100 Pakistanis. More recently, in February 2013, Pakistani police arrested Ishaq in connection with attacks on January 10 and February 16, 2013 in the northwestern city of Quetta, Pakistan that killed nearly 200 Pakistani civilians. LJ claimed responsibility for the Quetta bombings.

In addition to Ishaq’s designation under E.O. 13224, the Department of State has also reviewed and maintained the Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) designation of LJ in accordance with Section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended. LJ specializes in armed attacks and bombings and has admitted responsibility for numerous killings of Shia religious and civil society leaders in Pakistan. LJ claimed responsibility for a 2013 attack in a crowded billiards hall in Quetta that resulted in the deaths of 80 Pakistanis.

As a result of maintaining the FTO designation, the legal consequences of the designation remain in place, including the prohibition against knowingly providing, or attempting or conspiring to provide, material support or resources to LJ, and the freezing of all LJ assets under the control or possession of U.S. financial institutions.

The Department took these actions in consultation with the Departments of Justice and Treasury.

Department of State Press Release


February 05, 2013 - The following individuals have been added to OFAC's SDN List

HAQQANI, Yahya (a.k.a. HAQQANI, Yahyah; a.k.a. HAQQANI, Yaya; a.k.a. "HAROON"), The Haqqani Madrassa Compound, Miram Shah, North Waziristan Agency (NWA), Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Pakistan; Miram Shah, NWA, FATA, Pakistan; Danda Village, Miram Shah, NWA, FATA, Pakistan; DOB 1982; alt. DOB 1978; POB Miram Shah, Pakistan; citizen Afghanistan (individual) [SDGT].

JAN, Saidullah (a.k.a. HAMAS, Saidullah; a.k.a. KHAMAS, Sayedullah; a.k.a. KHAN, Abid; a.k.a. KHAN, Saidullah; a.k.a. "WAZIRI, Saidullah"); DOB 1982; alt. DOB 11 Sep 1985; POB Giyan District, Paktika Province, Afghanistan; nationality Pakistan; National ID No. 2170525247081 (Pakistan); Mulawi (individual) [SDGT].

ZADRAN, Muhammad Omar (a.k.a. JADRAN, Mohammad-Omar); DOB 1958; POB Sultan Kheyl Village, Spera District, Khowst Province, Afghanistan; Maulawi; Mullah (individual) [SDGT].

OFAC Recent Actions


October 07, 2013 - Terrorist Designations of the Muhammad Jamal Network and Muhammad Jamal

The Department of State has designated the Muhammad Jamal Network (MJN) and founder, Muhammad Jamal, as Specially Designated Global Terrorists under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism.

Muhammad Jamal journeyed to Afghanistan in the late 1980s where he trained with al-Qa’ida (AQ) and learned how to construct bombs. Upon returning to Egypt in the 1990s, Muhammad Jamal became a top military commander and head of the operational wing of Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ), then headed by AQ leader Ayman al-Zawahiri. Jamal has been arrested multiple times by Egyptian authorities for terrorist activities and was incarcerated for years in Egypt. Muhammad Jamal has developed connections with al-Qa’ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), AQ senior leadership, and al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) leadership including Nasir 'Abd-al-Karim 'Abdullah al-Wahishi and Qasim Yahya Mahdi al-Rimi.

Jamal formed the MJN after his release from Egyptian prison in 2011 and established several terrorist training camps in Egypt and Libya. AQAP has provided funding to the MJN and Jamal has used the AQAP network to smuggle fighters into training camps. Suicide bombers have trained at MJN training camps, and Jamal established links with terrorists in Europe.

Jamal was re-arrested by Egyptian authorities in November 2012. His confiscated computer contained letters to al-Zawahiri in which Jamal asked for assistance and described MJN’s activities, including acquiring weapons, conducting terrorist training, and establishing terrorist groups in the Sinai.

US Department of State Press Release


August 22, 2013 - Treasury Sanctions Hizballah Leadership - Action Targets Hizballah’s Leadership Responsible for Operations Outside of Lebanon

The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated four members of Hizballah’s leadership responsible for operations throughout the Middle East, further exposing Hizballah’s pernicious activities that reach beyond the borders of Lebanon. These designations include senior members of Hizballah responsible for activities ranging from assisting fighters from Iraq to support the Assad regime in Syria, to making payments to various factions within Yemen, and to military leaders responsible for terrorist operations in Egypt, Jordan, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, the Palestinian territories, and Iraq.

Belying Hizballah’s claim to be a domestic Lebanese “resistance” organization, its expansive global network seeks to extend its malign influence, and the influence of Hizballah’s patron Iran, throughout the Middle East and beyond. The Treasury Department will continue to combat Hizballah’s terrorist activity inside and outside Lebanon with all available tools and will continue to work with partners around the world to make it clear that Hizballah’s militant and extremist activities should not be tolerated by any nation.

“Whether ferrying foreign fighters to the front lines of the Syrian civil war or inserting clandestine operatives in Europe, the Middle East, and elsewhere, Hizballah remains a significant global terrorist threat,” said Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen. “So long as Hizballah spreads instability, conducts terrorist attacks and engages in criminal and illicit activities around the world, we will continue to sanction Hizballah’s operatives, leaders and businesses, wherever they may be found.”

The individuals sanctioned today were designated pursuant to Executive Order 13224, which targets terrorists and their supporters for acting for, or on behalf of Hizballah. U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in any transactions with the individuals designated today, and any assets of those designees subject to U.S. jurisdiction are frozen.

Khalil Harb

In the years prior to Israel’s withdrawal from southern Lebanon in 2000, Khalil Harb served as the deputy commander for Hizballah’s central military unit’s southern Lebanon region from 1988 to 1992, and as the commander for this region from 1992 to 1994. From 1994 to 1997, Harb served as the commander of Hizballah’s central military operations. By 2000, Harb supervised Hizballah military operations inside Israel, Jordan, Cyprus, and Turkey.

In late November 2000, Harb was given responsibility for overseeing work of the Islamic Resistance, including assisting with the smuggling of Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad operatives from Syria into the West Bank via Jordan. By late 2003, Harb was head of the Syrian/Jordan/Israel/Egypt operations unit, which was subordinate to Hizballah’s Islamic Jihad council.

In March 2006, Harb served as Hizballah’s chief of military liaison with the Palestinian factions and Iran, dealing almost exclusively with Palestinians and Iranians inside and outside the territories. Prior to this posting, Harb had served as Hizballah’s chief of military special operations. During the summer of 2006, Harb was given command of a Hizballah special operations unit in southern Lebanon, which engaged the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) in July 2006, at the Lebanese-Israeli border where IDF Special Forces entered Lebanon. In early 2007, Khalil Harb was chief of Hizballah’s Unit 1800, also known as Hizballah’s Nun Unit, the Hizballah entity responsible for supporting Palestinian militants and conducting Hizballah operations in the countries surrounding Israel, and he travelled to Iran for meetings regarding coordination between Hizballah, Iran, and the Palestinians.

In February 2010, Harb, serving as the leader of the Palestinian activities for Hizballah, planned unspecified attacks against Israeli officials in Israel, in retaliation for the assassination of former Hizballah External Security Organization (ESO) chief Imad Mughniyah. By mid-May 2010, Hizballah created a new position for Harb as “advisor to the Secretary General,” which provided Harb oversight of Hizballah Unit 1800, which he previously commanded.

As of 2012, Harb was responsible for Hizballah’s Yemen activities and was involved in the political side of Hizballah’s Yemen portfolio. Harb also served as commander of a Lebanon-based Hizballah special unit that focused on Israel. Since the summer of 2012, Harb has been involved in the movement of large amounts of currency to Yemen, through Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E., and in late 2012, Harb advised the leader of a Yemeni political party that the party’s monthly Hizballah funding of $50,000 was ready for pick up.

Muhammad Kawtharani

As the individual in charge of Hizballah's Iraq activities, Kawtharani has worked on behalf of Hizballah's leadership to promote the group's interests in Iraq, including Hizballah efforts to provide training, funding, political, and logistical support to Iraqi Shi'a insurgent groups. A member of Hizballah's Political Council, Kawtharani also helped secure the release from Iraqi custody of Hizballah operative Ali Musa Daqduq, a senior Hizballah commander designated by the Treasury Department in November 2012 who was responsible for numerous attacks against Coalition Force in Iraq, including planning a January 20, 2007 attack on the Karbala Joint Provincial Coordination Center that resulted in the deaths of five U.S. soldiers.

Over the last year, Kawtharani has assisted in getting fighters to Syria to support the Assad regime.

Muhammad Yusuf Ahmad Mansur

Muhammad Yusuf Ahmad Mansur (Mansur), a member of Hizballah since at least 1986, once served in a Hizballah military unit operating in south Lebanon. Around 2004, Mansur was transferred to Hizballah’s Unit 1800. Mansur was subsequently dispatched to Egypt to work with Unit 1800 under Muhammad Qabalan, and in 2008, the cell escalated its operations to target tourist destinations in Egypt. Mansur served as the Egypt-based cell leader. By early 2009, Egyptian authorities had disrupted the Hizballah cell and arrested and detained Mansur and dozens of other individuals for planning to carry out terrorist operations against Israeli and other tourists in Egypt. Hizballah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah in November 2009 publicly acknowledged that Mansur was a Hizballah member involved in transporting arms and equipment to Palestinian militants. In April 2010, an Egyptian court sentenced Mansur to 15 years for his involvement in the cell, which was subordinate to Hizballah’s Unit 1800. However, in late January 2011, the imprisoned members of the Hizballah cell escaped and Mansur returned to Lebanon. In February 2011, Mansur appeared on Lebanese television with Hizballah officials at a Hizballah rally in Beirut.

Muhammad Qabalan

Hizballah terrorist cell leader Muhammad Qabalan (Qabalan) once served as the head of a Hizballah infantry platoon. In 2008, Qabalan, as a leader in Hizballah’s Unit 1800, was serving as the Lebanon-based head of the Hizballah Egypt-based terrorist cell targeting tourist destinations in Egypt and was coordinating the cell’s activities from Lebanon. In April 2010, an Egyptian court sentenced Qabalan in absentia to life imprisonment for his involvement in the cell, which was subordinate to Hizballah’s Unit 1800. As of late 2011, Qabalan worked in a separate Hizballah covert unit operating in the Middle East.

Identifying Information

AKA: Khalil Yusuf Harb AKA: Hajj Ya’taqad Khalil Harb AKA: Mustafa Khalil Harb AKA: Sayyid Ahmad AKA: Abu Mustafa DOB: 9 October 1958

AKA: Muhammad Al-Kawtharani AKA: Mohammad Kawtharani AKA: Muhammad Kawtarani AKA: Jafar al-Kawtharani Nationality #1: Lebanon Nationality #2: Iraq DOB #1: 1945 DOB #2: 1959 DOB #3: 1961 POB: Najaf, Iraq

AKA: Hassan al-Ghul AKA: Muhammad Qablan DOB: 1969 Citizenship: Lebanese Location: Southern Suburbs, Beirut, Lebanon

AKA: Sami Hani Shihab AKA: Salem Bassem Sami AKA: Jamal Hani Hillawi AKA: Muhammad Yusuf Mansur Sami Shihab AKA: Mohammad Yousef Mansour AKA: Mohammad Youssef Mansour AKA: Muhammad Yusuf Mansur AKA: Mohammad Yusuf Ahmad Mansur AKA: Muhammad Yusif Ahmad Mansur AKA: Sami Shehab AKA: Sami Shihab AKA: Hani Halawi DOB No. 1: September 14, 1970 DOB No. 2: January 1, 1974 DOB No. 3: 1980 POB: Bint Jubayl, Lebanon Location: Beirut, Lebanon

US Department of the Treasury Press Release


August 21, 2013 - Terrorist Designation of Mohamed Lahbous

The Department of State has designated Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa member Mohamed Lahbous as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. As a result of the designation, all property subject to U.S. jurisdiction in which Lahbous has any interest is blocked and U.S. persons are prohibited from engaging in any transactions with Lahbous or to his benefit.

The Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa was created in September 2011 after members broke off from al-Qa’ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) in order to spread their activities into West Africa, and was designated by the Department of State as a SDGT under E.O. 13224 in December 2012. As a member of the organization, Lahbous has participated in a number of attacks, including the October 2011 abduction of three aid workers from a refugee camp in western Algeria, and a June 2012 attack in Ouargla, Algeria, which killed one and injured three. Lahbous has also been involved in arms trading and drug trafficking in North and West Africa.

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August 20, 2013 - Treasury Designates Senior Al-Qa’ida Official and Terrorist Training Center Supporting Lashkar-E Tayyiba and the Taliban - Designations Include First Sanctions Against a Madrassa Used to Train Taliban Fighters

The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated Umar Siddique Kathio Azmarai (Azmarai), a senior Al-Qa’ida official, and Jamia Taleem-Ul-Quran-Wal-Hadith Madrassa, also known as the Ganj Madrassa, a school in Peshawar that serves as a training center and facilitates funding for al-Qa’ida, Lashkar-e Tayyiba, and the Taliban. The activities of the Ganj Madrassa exemplify how terrorist groups, such as al-Qa’ida, Lashkar-e Tayyiba, and the Taliban, subvert seemingly legitimate institutions, such as religious schools, to divert charitable donations meant for education to support violent acts. Today’s action is the first designation of a madrassa that is being abused by terrorist organizations. This action does not generally target madrassas, which often play an essential role in improving literacy and providing humanitarian and developmental aid in many areas of the world, including Pakistan.

“Today’s action strikes at the heart of the financial and logistical support network that abuses charitable donations and provides essential services for various terrorist groups including al-Qa’ida, Lashkar-e Tayyiba, and the Taliban. These networks provide the fighters, training, and supplies for these terrorist groups to carry out their acts of violence against coalition forces and civilians alike,” said Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen. “We will continue to work with our partners around the world to dismantle these terrorist networks, especially those that try to conceal their sinister activities behind critical community organizations like madrassas.”

During his long tenure with al-Qa’ida, Azmarai has held a number of important positions. He is al-Qa’ida’s leader in Sindh and Balochistan provinces, Pakistan, and has been a significant financial facilitator for the group, moving hundreds of thousands of dollars in support of its leadership and operations. Azmarai has also acted as a courier for al-Qa’ida officials and has managed logistics for family members of senior al-Qa’ida leadership, including Usama bin Laden.

Treasury today also designated the Ganj Madrassa in Peshawar, Pakistan, which is controlled by designated al-Qa’ida facilitator Fazeel-A-Tul Shaykh Abu Mohammed Ameen Al-Peshawari, also known as Shaykh Aminullah. Shaykh Aminullah was designated by both the United States and United Nations (UN) in 2009 for providing material support to al-Qa’ida and the Taliban.

The Ganj Madrassa serves as a terrorist training center where students, under the guise of religious studies, have been radicalized to conduct terrorist and insurgent activities. In some cases, students were trained to become bomb manufacturers and suicide bombers. Shaykh Aminullah has directed donations provided for the school to terrorist groups such as the Taliban, which use the money to fund the ongoing violence in Afghanistan.

The Ganj Madrassa was designated today pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorist and their supporters, for being controlled by Shaykh Aminullah and for providing financial and material support to Lashkar-e Tayyiba and the Taliban. Azmarai was designated pursuant to E.O. 13224 for acting on behalf of al-Qa’ida.

As a result of today’s designation, any assets these entities may have under U.S. jurisdiction are frozen, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from doing business with them.

Umar Siddique Kathio Azmarai

In addition to his financial activities on behalf of al-Qa’ida, Azmarai has been active in multiple other facilitation duties for al-Qa’ida. As of early 2012, Azmarai facilitated the procurement of secure areas in Pakistan for al-Qa’ida to house militants and store vehicles. Azmarai has frequently acted as a courier within Pakistan for al-Qa’ida leaders and other al-Qa’ida facilitators. As of early 2003, Azmarai was a courier between al-Qa’ida cells in Pakistan and the Persian Gulf and, as of late 2002, was a courier for senior al-Qa’ida operational planner Khalid Shaykh Muhammad.

Azmarai's facilitation duties on behalf of al-Qa’ida have also included providing logistical support to al-Qa’ida members and their families. As of 2011, Azmarai assisted al-Qa’ida's administrative manager with managing the care of important al-Qa’ida members' families, including facilitating their finances, housing, and medical care. In 1999, Azmarai assisted in making logistical arrangements for al-Qa’ida members and their families in Karachi, Pakistan. Azmarai was also specifically responsible for providing support to members of now-deceased al-Qa’ida leader Usama bin Laden's family. Bin Laden's son-in-law selected Azmarai in late 1999 to look after bin Laden's family and, in mid-2000, Azmarai began working directly for bin Laden's family, facilitating their travel, lodging, and medical needs. From late 2001 through early 2002, Azmarai was responsible for bin Laden's family members in Karachi. In mid-2002, Azmarai worked for bin Laden's son, now-deceased Saad bin Laden.

Ganj Madrassa

Under Shaykh Aminullah’s leadership, the Ganj Madrassa has trained and harbored Taliban fighters who have subsequently been dispatched to Afghanistan. As recently as early 2013, Shaykh Aminullah was recruiting for Lashkar-e Tayyiba at the Ganj Madrassa and, as of late 2012, was hosting al-Qa’ida operatives there.

Shaykh Aminullah has provided assistance, including funding and recruits, to al-Qaida. In addition, he directs donations received by the Ganj Madrassa to jihadist fighters battling coalition forces in Afghanistan and also uses the money to train madrassa students to become Taliban fighters. Shaykh Aminullah frequently travels to the Gulf to obtain charity donations on the madrassa’s behalf.

Identifying Information

AKA: Muhammad Umar Sidduque Katio AKA: Umar Kathio Chandio AKA: Omar Chandyo AKA: Umar Chanduo AKA: Muhammad Umar Kathio AKA: Abdallah al-Sindhi AKA: ‘Abdallah Sindi AKA: Abdullah al-Sindhi AKA: Abdullah al-Sindi AKA: Muhammad Omer AKA: Muhammad Umar DOB: 1977 POB: Saudi Arabia National ID card number: 466-77-221879, Pakistan Alias ID card number: 42201-015024707-7 Nationality: Pakistan Address: Karachi, Pakistan Address: Miram Shah, North Waziristan Agency, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan

AKA: Ganj Madrassa AKA: Jamia Madrassa Dur Ul Koran Wasuna AKA: Madrasa Taleemul Quran Wal Hadith AKA: Madrasa Taleemul Quran Wal Sunnah AKA: Talalim Quran Madrassa AKA: Taleem Ul-Quran Madrassa AKA: Mawiya Madrassa AKA: Tasin Al-Quran Abu Hamza AKA: Mow-Ya Madrassa AKA: Ganjoo Madrassa Address: Gunj Gate, Phandu Road, Peshawar, Pakistan Address: Near the Baron Gate, Ganj area of Peshawar, Pakistan Address: Lahori and Yaka Tote Rd. at the intersection near the Ganj Gate

OFAC Press Release on Recent Actions


July 03, 2013 - Terrorist Designation of Abd Al-Ra'Ouf Abu Zaid Mohamed Hamza

The U.S. Department of State has designated Abd Al-Ra’Ouf Abu Zaid Mohamed Hamza under Executive Order 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. As a result of this designation, all property subject to U.S. jurisdiction in which Hamza has any interest is blocked and any assets he may have under U.S. jurisdiction are frozen. U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with him.

Hamza, with three co-conspirators, participated in an armed attack in Khartoum, Sudan on January 1, 2008, which resulted in the deaths of a U.S. diplomat serving with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), John Michael Granville, and a locally employed U.S. Embassy staff member, Adbelrahman Abbas Rahama. The attack occurred when Granville and Abbas were leaving a New Year’s Eve party in Khartoum. Granville worked on democracy and governance programs for USAID.

The four men were convicted of murder and sentenced to death in a Sudanese criminal court in 2009. In 2010, the four men escaped from a maximum security prison, killing a Sudanese police officer and wounding another in the process. Shortly thereafter, Hamza was recaptured and is currently in prison in Khartoum. Another escapee was reportedly killed in Somalia in 2011, and the other two remain fugitives at large. These two fugitives, Abdelbasit Alhaj Alhasan Haj Hamad and Mohamed Makawi Ibrahim Mohamed, were designated as Specially Designated Global Terrorists under E.O. 13224 on January 8, 2013 and remain at large. The U.S. Department of State’s Rewards for Justice program has authorized rewards of up to $5 million each for information leading to the capture of the two fugitives.

In making this designation, the Department seeks to emphasize to the public and, in particular, to the Granville and Abbas families, our commitment to justice prevailing in this case.

In addition, the following name has been added to the SDN list.

OFAC Recent Actions & US Department of State Press Release


June 29, 2013 - Technical Amendments to Counter- Terrorism Sanctions Regulations Implemented by OFAC

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (‘‘OFAC’’) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury is amending the Global Terrorism Sanctions Regulations and the Terrorism Sanctions Regulations (the ‘‘TSR’’) to clarify the scope of prohibitions on the making of donations contained in the underlying Executive orders and that a person whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to those programs has an interest in all property and interests in property of an entity in which it owns, directly or indirectly, a 50 percent or greater interest. In addition, OFAC is amending the TSR to add a definition of the term ‘‘financial, material, or technological support’’ and to set at 180 days the maximum term of maturity for instruments in which funds may be invested or held within a blocked interest-bearing account. Finally, OFAC is correcting a clerical error within the Foreign Terrorist Organizations Sanctions Regulations.

Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 124 / Thursday, June 27, 2013 / Rules and Regulations


June 11, 2013 - Counter Terrorism Designations

The United States imposed sanctions on four Lebanese citizens on Tuesday, accusing them of fundraising and recruiting for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah in West Africa. The U.S. Treasury Department said the four men were sanctioned for effectively acting as "ambassadors" for Hezbollah, which Washington considers a terrorist group. They were acting in Sierra Leone, Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire and the Gambia, it said. The sanctions mean the men are effectively cut off from the U.S. financial system and any dealings with U.S. citizens. Source: Reuters News Item

Treasury Sanctions Hizballah Operatives in West Africa

The Department of the Treasury today designated four Lebanese supporters of Hizballah who are responsible for aiding the organization’s attempts to extend its influence throughout West Africa. Ali Ibrahim al-Watfa, Abbas Loutfe Fawaz, Ali Ahmad Chehade, and Hicham Nmer Khanafer, who are responsible for Hizballah’s activities in Sierra Leone, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, and the Gambia respectively, have been organized fundraising efforts, recruited members, and in some cases styled themselves as ambassadors of Hizballah’s Foreign Relations Department. Today’s designations, pursuant to Executive Order 13224, which targets terrorists and their supporters, further expose the alarming reach of Hizballah’s activities and its determination to create a worldwide funding and recruitment network to support its violence and criminal enterprises around the world. Even as Hizballah claims to be a resistance organization, its expansive global network is sending money and operatives to carry out terrorist attacks around the world and fighters to the front lines of the Syrian civil war.

“As Hizballah continues to use its global network of operatives and supporters to extend its malign influence beyond the borders of Lebanon, we will continue to use all tools at our disposal take action to disrupt these efforts,” said Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen. “These actions are increasingly important as the funding from Hizballah’s traditional patron, Iran, is squeezed by international sanctions.”

In addition to targeting Hizballah’s terrorist operations, the Treasury Department has exposed Hizballah’s links to vast narcotics trafficking and money laundering operations by both designating the network of narcotics kingpin Ayman Joumaa as well as employing Section 311 of the USA PATRIOT Act against Lebanese exchange houses transferring illicit profits into the international financial system. Treasury has also targeted Hizballah support networks run by Ali Mohamad Saleh in South America. These combined actions have exposed and disrupted Hizballah’s attempts to expand its influence beyond the borders of Lebanon. Nonetheless, Hizballah has shown that it is determined to adapt and use its international networks to support terrorist attacks against civilians around the world.

U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in any transactions with the individuals designated today, and any assets of those designees subject to U.S. jurisdiction are frozen.

Ali Ibrahim al-Watfa

Ali Ibrahim al-Watfa was formally appointed as the permanent Hizballah liaison to Sierra Leone by the Hizballah Foreign Relations Department, and he is a senior member of, and has assisted in leading, a Hizballah cell in Freetown, Sierra Leone, that is focused on fundraising for the group. Al-Watfa coordinated the transfer of funds from Sierra Leone to Hizballah in Lebanon through the Hizballah Foreign Relations Department.

Abbas Loutfe Fawaz

Abbas Loutfe Fawaz is a Hizballah Foreign Relations Department official who serves as Hizballah’s leader in Senegal, playing a key role in Hizballah’s activities and recruiting members for Hizballah. Following the 2006 Israeli-Hizballah conflict, Fawaz established a group of Hizballah followers and, taking advantage of increased Lebanese nationalism generated by the conflict, became more active in promoting Hizballah and fundraising for the group. Fawaz used supermarkets, which he owned and operated, in Dakar, Senegal, to raise funds for Hizballah and attract supporters. Fawaz hosted a visit to Dakar, Senegal, of Hizballah members from Lebanon to promote Hizballah's interests, garner support among the Lebanese expatriates, and solicit financial donations.

Fawaz traveled to Lebanon to meet with Hizballah officials to discuss security in relation to the potential indictment of Hizballah members by the United Nations Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) for the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri. Prior to his travel to Lebanon, Fawaz identified tens of Lebanese nationals residing in Senegal for whom he would arrange travel to Lebanon if Hizballah security officials deemed them to be of use. Fawaz also led a group of Hizballah members and supporters in secret meetings in order to devise ways to increase Hizballah's fundraising efforts and to promote Hizballah's popularity among Lebanese nationals in Dakar. Fawaz was deeply involved in Hizballah's efforts to influence the selection of a director of an influential Islamic institute in Dakar, and was also a key figure in arranging travel for a high-level Hizballah delegation from Lebanon.

Ali Ahmad Chehade

Ali Chehade is the Hizballah Foreign Relations Department official for Cote d’Ivoire, and in this capacity attempted to coordinate travel for Hizballah members from Senegal to Cote d’Ivoire. Chehade, who was sent to Cote d'Ivoire from Lebanon by senior Hizballah leadership, also is a Hizballah recruiter assisting Specially Designated Global Terrorist Abd Al Munim Qubaysi.

Hicham Nmer Khanafer

Hicham Khanafer has been an active and influential Hizballah member in The Gambia, where he has been involved in recruiting and fundraising for Hizballah. He hosted weekly meetings for local Hizballah members and supporters at his home, and he held weekly Hizballah fundraising and recruiting drives at a local mosque.

US Department of the Treasury Press Release

The following individuals have been added to OFAC's SDN List:

OFAC Recent Actions


June 06, 2013 - Treasury Designates Senior Al-Qa'ida Bomb Maker

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury designated a key improvised explosive device (IED) facilitator, ‘Abd-al-Hamid al-Masli, for acting for or on behalf of al-Qa’ida (AQ). Today’s designation is the latest in a series of Treasury designations targeting terrorist IED facilitators tied to AQ, the Taliban, and Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and their financial networks under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and their supporters.

“Al-Qa’ida continues to employ IEDs as the weapon of choice to kill and maim U.S. and Coalition Forces as well as countless civilians. The U.S. is determined to disrupt and dismantle these IED networks through all means available, including targeted sanctions,” said Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen.

IEDs continue to be the most significant threat to Coalition Forces and Afghan troops in Afghanistan. In 2012, there were more than 16,000 IED attacks in Afghanistan, and the nearly 4,000 IED attacks so far this year have caused 65 percent of U.S. combat casualties. Al-Masli was designated today pursuant to E.O. 13224. He is the leader of an AQ electronics and explosives workshop in Pakistan, which is responsible for producing IED components for AQ senior leadership. From 2011 through 2012, al-Masli’s workshop provided AQ paramilitary brigades in Afghanistan with timers, circuits, mines, and remote control devices for use in IEDs. Al-Masli has also instructed AQ recruits on how to build detonators and, as of 2009, was personally in charge of IED component construction at the AQ electronics workshop. Al-Masli has performed other duties for AQ in addition to his IED facilitation activities. As of mid-2011, al-Masli was part of AQ’s military committee and temporarily led the committee in 2010.

Today’s action builds upon the Treasury Department’s strategy to target and disrupt IED production and facilitation networks in both Afghanistan and Pakistan, where more than 30,000 Pakistanis have been killed by IED attacks over the past decade. In March 2012, Treasury designated Abdul Samad Achekzai who, in 2011, was deploying suicide bombers to Afghanistan to conduct attacks on Coalition Forces and Afghan authorities. In October 2012, Treasury designated Maulawi Adam Khan Achekzai, a one-time deputy of Abdul Samad Achekzai and Taliban military commander who, as of 2012, was responsible for the production of IEDs and training of IED makers in support of the Taliban. That same month, Treasury also designated Aamir Ali Chaudhry, a TTP operative responsible for TTP's electronic needs with regard to producing landmines and IEDs. In July 2010, Treasury designated Gul Agha Ishakzai, the head of the Taliban's financial commission who has collected funding for suicide attacks in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

Al- Qa’ida was listed as a specially designated global terrorist in in September 2001 when the U.S. government’s executive authority to designate terrorists was created. As a result of today’s action, any property in the United States or in the possession or control of U.S. persons in which ‘Abd-al-Hamid al-Masli has an interest is blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with him.

The following individual has been added to OFAC's SDN List:

US Department of the Treasury Release & OFAC Recent Actions


November 20, 2012 - Anti-terrorism Designations

The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced the designation of Rahat Ltd, a hawala, and two individuals pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224. Rahat Ltd has branches in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran which have been used by the Taliban to facilitate their illicit financial activities. The Treasury Department is also designating the owner of Rahat Ltd, Mohammed Qasim, and the owner and manager of its Quetta, Pakistan branch, Musa Kalim.

Rahat Ltd has been used extensively by senior Taliban leadership to finance their violent activities. This includes facilitating millions of dollars of transactions to support the Taliban shadow governor for Helmand Province, United Nations Security Council 1988-Listed Naim Barich, who was also designated November 15, 2012 pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act for his extensive narcotics production and distribution activities.

“Today’s action demonstrates our continued efforts to target and disrupt financial activity linked to the Taliban’s use of hawalas,” said Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen. “We will continue exposing these illicit networks and deprive the Taliban of their sources of funding no matter where they turn.”

As a result of today’s action, all property in the United States or in the possession or control of U.S. persons in which Rahat Ltd, Mohammed Qasim, and Musa Kalim have an interest is blocked, and U.S. persons are prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.

Rahat Ltd is a hawala that facilitates financial activities for the Taliban. Taliban shadow governor for Helmand Province Barich provides funds through Rahat Ltd to subordinate Taliban commanders to plan and conduct operations in southern Afghanistan. As of mid-2012, Barich had transferred money using the Quetta branch of Rahat Ltd. As of early 2012, Barich had received millions of dollars through the Quetta branch of Rahat Ltd and had provided a senior Taliban commander with over $250,000 via Rahat Ltd.

Other senior Taliban figures regularly used Rahat Ltd to store and transfer hundreds of thousands of dollars. As of early 2012, approximately $500,000 of Taliban funds had been placed in the Quetta branch of Rahat Ltd and, as of late 2011, a senior Taliban member arranged the transfer of over $100,000 through the same Rahat Ltd hawala.

Mohammed Qasim owns Rahat Ltd and, as of mid-2012, was a hawaladar for Taliban senior leadership. As of mid-2011, Qasim used his hawalas in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran to facilitate Taliban financial transfers. As of early 2011, Qasim was a financial assistant to Taliban shadow governor for Helmand Province Barich. Additionally, in early 2012, Qasim helped to transport weapons and ammunition for the Taliban and, as of mid-2011, frequently smuggled weapons into Helmand Province for the Taliban.

Musa Kalim owns and runs the Quetta, Pakistan branch of Rahat Ltd, also known as the New Chagai Trading Company and the Musa Kalim Hawala.

As of late 2012, Taliban shadow governor for Helmand Province Barich had used Kalim to move and hold his finances. As of late 2011, the bulk of Kalim's hawala business consisted of transferring Taliban and smugglers' funds. Kalim also managed the transfer of funds from donors in the Gulf to support Taliban fighters in 2011.

The following individuals have been added to OFAC's SDN List:

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OFAC Recent Actions & US Department of the Treasury Press Release


November 19, 2012 - Anti-terrorism Designation - Treasury Designates Hizballah Commander Responsible for American Deaths in Iraq

The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated Ali Mussa Daqduq al-Musawi (Daqduq) pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224 for acting on behalf of Hizballah. Daqduq is a senior Hizballah commander responsible for numerous attacks against Coalition Forces in Iraq, including planning an attack on the Karbala Joint Provincial Coordination Center (JPCC) on January 20, 2007, which resulted in the deaths of five U.S. soldiers.

On March 20, 2007, Coalition Forces in southern Iraq captured Daqduq, who falsely claimed to be a deaf mute at the time and produced a number of false identity cards using a variety of aliases. From January 2009 until December 2011, U.S. military forces held Daqduq in Iraq under the terms of the 2008 "Agreement Between the United States of America and the Republic of Iraq on the Withdrawal of United States Forces from Iraq and the Organization of Their Activities during Their Temporary Presence in Iraq" (the Security Agreement). In December 2011, the United States transferred Daqduq to Iraq's custody in accordance with our obligations under the Security Agreement. He was subsequently tried in Iraq on terrorism and other charges. On May 7, 2012, an Iraqi court dismissed terrorism and false documents charges against him. Daqduq remained in Iraqi custody until last week when the Iraqi government determined that it no longer had a legal basis to hold him, and he was released Friday.

"Ali Mussa Daqduq al-Musawi is a dangerous Hizballah operative responsible for planning and carrying out numerous acts of terrorism in Iraq," said Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen. "The United States is extremely disappointed he was allowed to go free and we will continue our efforts to bring him to justice."

Today's action further highlights the fact that Hizballah's terrorist activities stretch beyond the borders of Lebanon. These terrorist acts are in some cases funded, coordinated, and carried out in concert with the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF). Hizballah, along with its Iranian allies, trained and advised Iraqi militants to carry out numerous terrorist attacks against Coalition and Iraqi forces.

Daqduq has been a member of Hizballah since 1983 and has served in multiple Hizballah leadership positions, including as commander of a Hizballah special forces unit and chief of a protective detail for Hizballah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah.

In approximately 2005, Iran asked Hizballah to form a group to train Iraqis to fight Coalition Forces in Iraq. In response, Hassan Nasrallah established a covert Hizballah unit to train and advise Iraqi militants in Jaysh al-Mahdi (JAM) and JAM Special Groups, now known as Asa'ib Ahl al-Haq.

As of 2006, Daqduq had been ordered by Hizballah to work with IRGC-QF to provide training and equipment to JAM Special Groups to augment their ability to inflict damage against U.S. troops.

The following individual has been added to OFAC's SDN List:

OFAC Recent Sanctions & US Department of the Treasury Press Release


November 15, 2012 - Kingpin Act Designation - The following individual has been added to OFAC's SDN List:

OFAC Recent Sanctions


November 05, 2012 - Anti-Terrorism Designations & Anti-Terrorism Designations Removal

The following individual has been added to OFAC's SDN List:

The following deletions have been made to OFAC's SDN List:

OFAC Recent Actions


October 17, 2012 - Anti-Terrorism Designations

Specially Designated Nationals List Update - The following individuals have been added to OFAC's SDN List:

OFAC Recent Actions


October 04, 2012 - Anti-terrorism Designations - Treasury Sanctions Two Hamas-Controlled Charities - Actions Target Lebanon-based Al-Waqfiya and Al-Quds Charities

The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated two Lebanon-based charities controlled by Hamas. Al-Waqfiya Al-Ri’aya Al-Usra Al-Filistinya Wa Al-Lubnanya (“Al-Waqfiya”) has been designated pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224 for being controlled by, acting for or on behalf of, and providing financial support to Hamas. The Al-Quds International Foundation (“Al-Quds”) has been designated pursuant to E.O. 13224 for being controlled by and acting for or on behalf of Hamas.

Today’s actions freeze any assets Al-Waqfiya or Al-Quds hold under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibit U.S. persons from engaging in transactions with these parties. E.O. 13224 targets terrorists, terrorist organizations, and individuals and entities owned or controlled by or acting for or on behalf of designated terrorists or terrorist organizations, and those providing financial, material, or technological support or financial or other services to designated terrorists or terrorist organizations, or for acts of terrorism.

"The Treasury Department will continue to work to disrupt Hamas's efforts to radicalize vulnerable communities and undermine regional stability," said Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen. "Today's action represents another step in our effort to ensure that charitable fronts are not used to finance terrorism."

The Beirut-based Al-Waqfiya and Al-Quds exist to support the families of Hamas fighters and prisoners and to raise money for programs and projects in the Palestinian territories intended to spread Hamas’s influence and control.

Al-Waqfiya, a central component of the Union of Good, which was designated pursuant to E.O. 13224 in November 2008 for supporting Hamas, was established by Hamas in 2000 to financially support the families of Hamas terrorists. The organization has been run by senior Hamas leadership for years, and several senior Hamas leaders play a dominant role within the organization.

Al-Waqfiya has facilitated the collection of money on Hamas’s behalf, and has used its ties with money-changers and merchants in the Middle East to transfer funds to Hamas in Gaza. When delivering funds to Gaza, Al-Waqfiya obscures the sources of the money so that donations appear as innocuous charitable contributions. Portions of funds sent by Al-Waqfiya to Hamas were used by Hamas military operatives, and have financed the Hamas infrastructure in the Palestinian territories.

Al-Quds was established in 2001 in Beirut by members of Hamas in order to raise funds for Hamas projects in Jerusalem through the cover of charity. Hamas’s leadership runs all of the foundation’s affairs through Hamas members who serve on the Board of Trustees, the Board of Directors, and other administrative committees. All documents, plans, budgets, and projects of Al-Quds are drafted by Hamas officials. Several senior Hamas officials, including Specially Designated Global Terrorists Musa Abu-Marzuq and Usama Hamdan, served on Al-Quds’ Board of Trustees. Representatives at an Al-Quds conference were told to consider themselves unofficial ambassadors for Hamas in their respective countries.

The following entities have been added to OFAC's SDN List:

The following changes have been made to OFAC's SDN List:

OFAC Recent Actions & Department of State Press Release & Department of the Treasury Press Release


July 17, 2012 - Anti-Terrorism Designations - The following individual has been added to OFAC's SDN list:

The Department of State designated Ahmed Abdulrahman Sihab Ahmed Sihab, also known as Abdulrahman al-Sharqi, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224.

Sihab, a Bahraini citizen, has been publicly charged with planning terrorist attacks as a member of al-Qa’ida. Sihab has trained members of al-Qa’ida in terrorist tactics, techniques, and procedures. Since January 2007, Sihab has been wanted for extradition by the Government of Bahrain for participating in terrorist activities and an Interpol Red Notice has been issued for Sihab’s arrest.

The designation under E.O. 13224 blocks all of Sihab’s property interests subject to U.S. jurisdiction and prohibits U.S. persons from engaging in transactions with Sihab. The action taken against this individual demonstrates the continued resolve of the United States in eliminating al-Qa’ida’s ability to execute attacks. The Department of State took this action in consultation with the Departments of Justice and Treasury.

OFAC Recent Actions - July 17, 2012 & US Department of State Press Release


June 29, 2012 - Treasury Targets Money Exchange Houses for Supporting the Taliban - The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated two exchange houses, the Haji Khairullah Haji Sattar Money Exchange (HKHS) and the Roshan Money Exchange (RMX), which principally operate in Afghanistan and Pakistan, pursuant to the U.S. government’s terrorism sanctions authority, Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, for storing or moving money for the Taliban. Treasury is also designating the co-owners of HKHS, Haji Abdul Sattar Barakzai and Haji Khairullah Barakzai, pursuant to E.O. 13224 for donating money and providing financial services to the Taliban. Both HKHS and RMX operate as hawalas and have been used by the Taliban to facilitate money transfers in support of the Taliban’s narcotics trade and terrorist operations. Today the United Nations also added Haji Abdul Sattar Barakzai, Haji Khairullah Barakzai, HKHS and RMX to its 1988 List of individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with the Taliban in constituting a threat to the peace, stability and security of Afghanistan.

“Today’s action, which coincides with action by the UN, is aimed at disabling two key financial hubs supporting the Taliban. Whether financial support to the Taliban moves through banks or less formal mechanisms, like the hawalas we are designating in this action, we will continue to work alongside our partners to expose and disrupt this illicit financial activity,” said Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen.

As a result of today’s action, all property in the United States or in the possession or control of U.S. persons in which HKHS, RMX, Haji Abdul Sattar Barakzai (Sattar), or Haji Khairullah Barakzai (Khairullah) have an interest is blocked, and U.S. persons are prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.

US Treasury - Press Release] & OFAC Enforcement Pages


June 27, 2012 - Treasury Targets Major Money Laundering Network Linked to Drug Trafficker Ayman Joumaa and a Key Hizbollah Supporter in South America - The U.S. Department of the Treasury today designated four individuals and three entities involved in laundering the proceeds of narcotics trafficking for drug kingpin Ayman Joumaa. Treasury also designated a Colombia-based individual under its terrorism authority, Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, for directing Hizballah’s fundraising activities in the Americas. This individual was previously designated under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) for his role in narcotics-related money laundering. Today’s designations further expose Ayman Joumaa’s network as a major narcotics and money laundering enterprise that has reach throughout the Americas and the Middle East with links to Hizballah. As with the February 2011 action against Lebanese Canadian Bank, these actions again highlight Hizballah’s links to major South American narcotics money laundering organizations.

“The Joumaa network is a sophisticated multi-national money laundering ring, which launders the proceeds of drug trafficking for the benefit of criminals and the terrorist group Hizballah,” said Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen. “We and our partners will continue to aggressively map, expose and disable this network, as we are doing with today’s sanctions.”

US Treasury Press Release


May 17, 2012 - Anti-Terrorism Designations

The following individuals have been added to OFAC's SDN list:

OFAC Update


March 02, 2012 - Anti-Terrorism Designations

The following individual has been added to OFAC's SDN list:

The following changes have been made to OFAC's SDN list:



February 16, 2012 - Anti-Terrorism Designation; Syria Designation; Iran Human Rights Designation

Specially Designated Nationals Update

The following entity has been added to OFAC's SDN list:

OFAC Resource Center


November 22, 2011 - Anti-Terrorism Designation; Anti-Terrorism Designation Removal

Specially Designated Nationals Update The following individuals have been added to OFAC's SDN list:

Abu Jabal is connected to the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, an organization affiliated with Al-Qaeda and the global jihad, is likely responsible for the terrorist attack on a Japanese oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz. The organization, which began operating in 2009, has an active network in Lebanon which fired rockets on Israel.

The following deletions have been made to OFAC's SDN list:


September 07, 2011 - The following individuals have been added to OFAC's SDN list:

Treasury Targets Three Senior Al-Qa'ida Leaders - WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced the designation of three senior al-Qa’ida leaders based in Pakistan: leader and commander Abu Yahya al-Libi; senior leader ‘Abd al-Rahman Ould Muhammad al-Husayn Ould Muhammad Salim; and al-Qa’ida facilitator, courier and operative Mustafa Hajji Muhammad Khan.

We are targeting two of al-Qa’ida’s top strategists and commanders in Pakistan, as well as a senior facilitator, striking at the heart of al-Qa’ida’s remaining leadership and its operations in Pakistan,” said Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen.

As a result of today’s action – taken pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224 – U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with today's designees and any assets they may hold under U.S. jurisdiction are frozen.

OFAC Press Release & OFAC Designation


Augustus 16, 2011 - OFAC Specially Designated Nationals Update - The following entities have been added to OFAC's SDN list:


FTO

Foreign Terrorist Organizations (FTOs) are foreign organizations that are designated by the Secretary of State in accordance with section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), as amended. FTO designations play a critical role in our fight against terrorism and are an effective means of curtailing support for terrorist activities and pressuring groups to get out of the terrorism business.

More information on the FTO page.

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