PR got here first – OFAC designates 3 Lashkar-E Tayyiba facilitators

Usually, it’s the press release that comes later…

Today, OFAC designated the following 3 persons: 

AL-DAKHIL, Abdul Rehman (a.k.a. AHMAD, Dilshad; a.k.a. AL-DAKHIL, ‘Abd al-Rahman; a.k.a. ALI, Amanat; a.k.a. ALI, Amanatullah; a.k.a. ALI, Amantullah; a.k.a. DILSHAD, Danish; a.k.a. IQBAL, Imanat Ullah), Pakistan; DOB 01 Sep 1964; alt. DOB 01 Mar 1965 to 31 Mar 1965; POB Faisalabad, Pakistan; nationality Pakistan; Gender Male (individual) [SDGT]. 
 
HASSAN, Hameed ul (a.k.a. HASAN, Hameed ul; a.k.a. HASSAN, Hameedul), House number 4, Lane 4, Village flag 2, Dhalwan, Pasrur Tehsil, Sialkot District, Punjab Province, Pakistan; DOB 02 Jan 1980; alt. DOB 02 Nov 1980; POB Sialkot, Pakistan; nationality Pakistan; Gender Male (individual) [SDGT]. 
 
JABBAR, Abdul (a.k.a. JABAR, Abdul), 124 Yasir Ghaffar Town, Okara, Punjab, Pakistan; DOB 03 Feb 1977; nationality Pakistan; Gender Male (individual) [SDGT].

under its counter terrorism sanctions program.

And Treasury beat OFAC to the punch with the press release:

Treasury Issues Sanctions Against Lashkar-E Tayyiba Financial Facilitators

 
July 31, 2018

Designations Continue to Pressure and Expose Terrorist Fundraising and Support Networks 

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action today to disrupt Lashkar-e Tayyiba’s (LeT) fundraising and support networks by designating two of the group’s financial facilitators, Hameed ul Hassan (Hassan) and Abdul Jabbar (Jabbar), as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224.  OFAC is designating Hassan and Jabbar for acting for or on behalf of Lashkar-e Tayyiba, a terrorist organization based in Pakistan. 

“These Lashkar-e Tayyiba financial facilitators are responsible for collecting, transporting and distributing funds to support this terrorist group and provide salaries to extremists,” said Sigal Mandelker, Treasury Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence.  “Treasury’s designations not only aim to expose and shut down Lashkar-e Tayyiba’s financial network, but also to curtail its ability to raise funds to carry out violent terrorist attacks.”

All property and interests in property of Hassan and Jabbar subject to U.S. jurisdiction are now blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.

Hameed ul Hassan

Hassan is a financial facilitator for LeT.  As of late 2016, Hassan worked with Falah-e Insaniat Foundation, an alias of LeT, to collect and send funds to Syria.  Further, as of early 2016, Hassan worked with his brother, Muhammad Ijaz Safarash, and Khalid Walid to transport funds to Pakistan on behalf of LeT.  OFAC previously designated Safarash and Walid as SDGTs for their association with LeT in March 2016 and September 2012, respectively.  Additionally, Hassan has an active Twitter account, which identifies him as the leader of Jamat-ud Dawah (an alias of LeT) in Azad Kashmir.

Abdul Jabbar

Jabbar is a financial facilitator for LeT and distributes salaries for the terrorist group.  Jabbar has worked in LeT’s finance department since around 2000.  Additionally, as of mid-2016, Jabbar distributed funds on behalf of the Falah-e Insaniat Foundation, an alias of LeT. 

In December 2001, the Department of State designated LeT as a Foreign Terrorist Organization in accordance with section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, as amended, and as an SDGT pursuant to E.O. 13224.  LeT was also added to the UN Security Council’s 1267/1989 Sanctions List in May 2005.

Jamaat-ud Dawa was designated as an alias of LeT pursuant to E.O. 13224 in April 2006 and was added to the UN Security Council’s 1267/1989 Sanctions List in December 2008.  In November 2010, the Department of State amended its designations of LeT to include the alias Falah-e Insaniat Foundation.  And in March 2012, the UN amended its Sanctions List to recognize the Falah-e Insaniat Foundation as a front for LeT. 

So, who’s the third guy? Maybe State will issue its own press release for him…

Links:

Treasury Press Release 

OFAC Notice

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