On Friday, OFAC designated the following 4 persons under the counter terrorism program:
AL-ARADAH, Khalid Ali Mabkhut (a.k.a. AL-ARADAH, Khalid Ali; a.k.a. AL-ARADEH, Khalid; a.k.a. AL-ARRADAH, Khalid; a.k.a. ARADA, Khalid), Marib, Marib Governorate, Yemen; DOB 01 Jan 1965; alt. DOB 01 Aug 1957; alt. DOB 01 Jan 1957; nationality Yemen; Gender Male (individual) [SDGT] (Linked To: AL-QA’IDA IN THE ARABIAN PENINSULA).AL-HAMID, Hashim Muhsin Aydarus (a.k.a. AL HAMID, Hashim; a.k.a. AL-AIDAROOS, Hashim Mohsen; a.k.a. ALHAMAD, Hashem Mohssein Idroos; a.k.a. ALHAMED, Hossin Mohsen; a.k.a. ALHAMID, Hashim; a.k.a. AL-HAMID, Mohsan; a.k.a. AL-HAMSHI, Hashim al-Hamid; a.k.a. ALHMAID, Housin Mohsein; a.k.a. IDAROOS, Hashim Mohsen; a.k.a. “ABU TAHIR”), Al Ghaydah, al-Mahrah Governorate, Yemen; Shabwah Governorate, Yemen; Mansoura, Aden, Yemen; Mukalla, Hadramawt Governorate, Yemen; Abyan Governorate, Yemen; Marib Governorate, Yemen; DOB 12 Dec 1985; POB Yemen; nationality Yemen; Gender Male; National ID No. 16010003042 (Yemen) (individual) [SDGT] (Linked To: AL-QA’IDA IN THE ARABIAN PENINSULA).AL-ISAWI, Muhammad Ahmad ‘Ali (a.k.a. “Abu Osama al-Masri”; a.k.a. “Abu Usamah al-Masri”), Egypt; DOB 1972 to 1974; POB Sinai Province, Egypt; nationality Egypt; Gender Male (individual) [SDGT].SAFIEDDINE, Hashem (a.k.a. SAFI A-DIN, Hashem; a.k.a. SAFI AL DIN, Hashim; a.k.a. SAFI AL-DIN, Hashem; a.k.a. SAFI AL-DIN, Hashim; a.k.a. SAFIEDDINE, Hashim), Lebanon; DOB 1963 to 1965; POB Lebanon; Gender Male (individual) [SDGT].
Turns out that Treasury designated two of these folks, and State added the other two. And, yes, that makes for 2 press releases…