September 10, 2019: New counter terror Executive Order, and a raft of designations

Executive Order Amending Counter Terrorism Sanctions Authorities; Counter Terrorism Designations and Designations Updates; Iran-related Designation; Syria Designations Updates

Today, the President issued a new Executive Order (E.O.) “Modernizing Sanctions to Combat Terrorism.” This E.O. amends E.O. 13224, “Blocking Property and Prohibiting Transactions with Persons Who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism” and terminates the national emergency declared in E.O. 12947, “Prohibiting Transactions with Terrorists Who Threaten to Disrupt the Middle East Peace Process.” The amended E.O. strengthens and expands both the Department of State’s and the Treasury’s authorities to target terrorists and their supporters, including by imposing correspondent account or payable-through account sanctions on any foreign financial institution that knowingly conducted or facilitated any significant transaction for or on behalf of any Specially Designated Global Terrorist after the effective date. 

In addition, OFAC has added the following persons:

AHMAD, Muhammad Ali Sayid (a.k.a. SAEED, Mohammad Ali; a.k.a. “Abu Turab al-Canadi”), As Susah, Syria; DOB 07 Oct 1990; POB Faisalabad, Punjab Province, Pakistan; nationality Canada; Gender Male (individual) [SDGT]. 

 

AL-‘ATA, Baha’ Abu (a.k.a. AL-‘ATA, Baha’ Salim Hasan Abu; a.k.a. AL-ATA, Baha’a Abu; a.k.a. “ABU-SALIM”), Gaza, Palestinian; DOB 25 Nov 1977; citizen Palestinian; Gender Male; Passport 1806377 (Palestinian) (individual) [SDGT]. 

 

AL-BARNAWI, Abu Abdullah ibn Umar (a.k.a. “Ba Idrisa”); DOB 1989 to 1994; POB Maiduguri, Borno State, Nigeria; Gender Male (individual) [SDGT]. 

 

AL-HEBO, Muhamad Ali (a.k.a. AL-HABU, Muhammad; a.k.a. AL-HABU, Muhammad Abd-al-Karim; a.k.a. ALHOBO, Mohamad Abdulkarim; a.k.a. HABO, Muhammed; a.k.a. HABU, Muhammad; a.k.a. HEBBO, Mohammed), Hurriyet Caddesi, Sahinbey, Gaziantep, Turkey; Syria; Lebanon; DOB 01 Oct 1980; alt. DOB 15 Mar 1983; alt. DOB 01 Jan 1980; POB Syria; nationality Syria; Gender Male; Passport 00814L001424 (Syria); National ID No. 2020409266 (Syria); alt. National ID No. 2020316097 (Syria); alt. National ID No. 10716775 (Syria) (individual) [SDGT] (Linked To: AL-HEBO JEWELRY COMPANY). 

 

AL-HINDI, Muhammad (a.k.a. AL-HINDI, Muhammad Sa’id Muhammad Yusuf), Damascus, Syria; Gaza, Palestinian; DOB 25 Oct 1955; citizen Palestinian; alt. citizen Syria; Gender Male (individual) [SDGT]. 

 

AL-RAWI, Marwan Mahdi Salah (a.k.a. ALRAWI, Marwan; a.k.a. AL-RAWI, Marwan Mahdi), Istanbul, Turkey; DOB 1981; POB Ramadi, Iraq; nationality Iraq; Email Address marwanalrawi2@gmail.com; Gender Male (individual) [SDGT] (Linked To: REDIN EXCHANGE). 

 

AL-SURI, Faruq (a.k.a. HIJAZI, Samir; a.k.a. HIJAZI, Samir ‘Abd al-Latif; a.k.a. “AL-‘ASKARI, Abu Hammam”; a.k.a. “AL-SHAMI, Abu Hammam”; a.k.a. “AL-SHAMI, Abu Humam”), Syria; DOB 1977; POB Damascus, Syria; nationality Syria; Gender Male (individual) [SDGT]. 

 

AMEEN, Mohamad (a.k.a. “Amyne Didi”), Maldives; DOB 22 May 1984; nationality Maldives; Gender Male; National ID No. A114103 (Maldives) (individual) [SDGT] (Linked To: ISIL KHORASAN). 

 

‘AQIL, Ibrahim (a.k.a. AKIEL, Ibrahim Mohamed; a.k.a. AKIL, Ibrahim Mohamed; a.k.a. ‘AQIL, Abd al-Qadr; a.k.a. MEHDI, Ghosn Ali Abdel; a.k.a. “‘ABD-AL-QADIR”; a.k.a. “TAHSIN”); DOB 24 Dec 1962; alt. DOB 01 Jan 1962; alt. DOB 20 Mar 1961; alt. DOB 1958; POB Bidnayil, Lebanon; alt. POB Younine, Lebanon; nationality Lebanon; Gender Male; Sheikh (individual) [SDGT]. 

 

HAYDAR, Muhammad (a.k.a. HAIDAR, Mohamad Ali; a.k.a. HAYDAR, Muhammad Ali; a.k.a. “HAYDAR, Abu Ali”); DOB 25 Nov 1959; POB Kabrika, Lebanon; Gender Male; Passport 469/2005 (Lebanon) (individual) [SDGT]. 

 

IBRAHIM, Mohamed Ahmed Elsayed Ahmed, Brazil; DOB 05 Apr 1977; POB Gharbeya, Egypt; citizen Egypt; Gender Male; Passport A09935181 (Egypt); Turkish Identification Number 99148469954 (Turkey) (individual) [SDGT] (Linked To: AL QA’IDA). 

 

ISSA, Marwan (a.k.a. ‘ISSA, Marwan), Gaza, Palestinian; DOB 1965; POB Gaza; nationality Palestinian; Gender Male (individual) [SDGT]. 

 

IZADI, Muhammad Sa’id (a.k.a. IZADI, Mohammad Sa’id; a.k.a. IZADI, Ramazan; a.k.a. IZADI, Saeed; a.k.a. “ABEDINI, Sa’id”), Iran; Beirut, Lebanon; DOB 1964; Gender Male; Passport 9002446 (Iran) (individual) [SDGT] [IRGC] [IFSR] (Linked To: ISLAMIC REVOLUTIONARY GUARD CORPS (IRGC)-QODS FORCE; Linked To: HAMAS). 

 

JABARIN, Zaher (a.k.a. JABARIN, Zahar; a.k.a. JABARIN, Zaher Ali Mousa; a.k.a. JABARIN, Zahir; a.k.a. JABBAREEN, Zahir Ali Mousa; a.k.a. JIBRIL, Zaher Ali Mousa), Iran; Turkey; DOB 11 Sep 1968; alt. DOB 09 Nov 1968; POB Salfit, West Bank, Palestinian; alt. POB Nablus, West Bank, Palestinian; Gender Male; Passport 2987250 (Palestinian); alt. Passport 26899900360 (Qatar); Identification Number 904121555 (Palestinian) (individual) [SDGT] (Linked To: HAMAS). 

 

KARAKI, Ali (a.k.a. KARAKI, Muhammad; a.k.a. KARAKI, Muhammad ‘Ali; a.k.a. “AL-FADL, Abu”); DOB 25 Feb 1967; POB Ein Bousewar, Lebanon; citizen Guinea; Gender Male; Passport RL1025526 (Lebanon) issued 14 May 2007 expires 13 May 2012 (individual) [SDGT]. 

 

SALVIN, Almaida Marani, Zamboanga City, Philippines; DOB 21 Jun 1989; POB Philippines; nationality Philippines; Gender Female (individual) [SDGT] (Linked To: ISIS-PHILIPPINES). 

 

SAWADJAAN, Hatib Hajan (a.k.a. HAJAN, Pah; a.k.a. SAWADJAAN, Hatib Hajjan), Mindanao, Philippines; DOB 1959; POB Jolo City, Philippines; Gender Male (individual) [SDGT]. 

 

SHUKR, Fu’ad (a.k.a. CHAKAR, Al-Hajj Mohsin; a.k.a. CHAKAR, Fouad Ali; a.k.a. CHAKAR, Fu’ad), Harat Hurayk, Lebanon; Ozai, Lebanon; Al-Firdaqs Building, Al-‘Arid Street, Haret Hreik, Lebanon; Damascus, Syria; DOB 15 Apr 1961; alt. DOB 1962; POB An Nabi Shit, Ba’labakk, Biaq’ Valley, Lebanon; alt. POB Beirut, Lebanon; nationality Lebanon; Gender Male; Passport RL2418369 (Lebanon) (individual) [SDGT]. 

 

TASH, Ismael (a.k.a. MOSLEH, Ismael Salman; a.k.a. TASH, Isma’il), Istanbul, Turkey; DOB 1978; POB Iraq; nationality Iraq; Email Address ismael.salman@icloud.com; alt. Email Address anasiraga9@gmail.com; alt. Email Address anasraq1000@mail.ru; Gender Male (individual) [SDGT] (Linked To: REDIN EXCHANGE). 

 

TAYSIR, Hajji (a.k.a. AL-JABURI, Mu’taz Numan ‘Abd Nayf; a.k.a. AL-JABURI, Mutazz Numan Abid Nayif; a.k.a. NAIF, Mutaaz Numan ‘Abd; a.k.a. NAYIF, Mutaz Muaman Abed), Syria; DOB 1987; POB Sudayrah, Sharqat, Salah ad-Din Province, Iraq; nationality Iraq; Gender Male (individual) [SDGT]. 

 

WALI, Noor (a.k.a. WALI MEHSUD, Mufti Noor; a.k.a. WALI, Mufti Noor; a.k.a. “MANSOOR ASIM, Mufti Abu”), Afghanistan; DOB 26 Jun 1978; POB Gurguray, Pakistan; Gender Male (individual) [SDGT].

(All under the counter terror sanctions – and Mr. Izadi is also under the Iran program) and entities:

AL HARAM FOREIGN EXCHANGE CO. LTD (a.k.a. AL HARAM COMMERCIAL COMPANY; a.k.a. AL HARAM TRANSFER CO.; a.k.a. AL-HARAM COMPANY FOR MONEY TRANSFER; a.k.a. AL-HARAM EXCHANGE COMPANY; a.k.a. ALHARAM FOR EXCHANGE LTD; a.k.a. AL-HARM TRADING COMPANY; a.k.a. ARABISC HARAM; a.k.a. HARAM TRADING COMPANY; a.k.a. SHARIKAT AL-HARAM LIL-HIWALAT AL-MALIYYAH; a.k.a. TRADING AL-HARM COMPANY), Istanbul, Turkey; Mersin, Turkey; Gaziantep, Turkey; Antakya, Turkey; Reyhanli, Turkey; Iskenderun, Turkey; Belen, Turkey; Surmez, Turkey; Kirikhan, Turkey; Bursa, Turkey; Islahiye, Turkey; Alanya, Turkey; Urfa, Turkey; Antalya, Turkey; Narlica, Turkey; Ankara, Turkey; Izmir, Turkey; Konya, Turkey; Kayseri, Turkey; Turkey; Lebanon; Jordan; Sudan; Palestinian; Website http://www.arabisc-haram.com [SDGT] (Linked To: ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ AND THE LEVANT). 

 

AL-HEBO JEWELRY COMPANY (a.k.a. AL-HABU HAWALA; a.k.a. AL-HABU JEWELRY; a.k.a. AL-HABU JEWELRY AND MONEY EXCHANGE; a.k.a. AL-HABU MONEY EXCHANGE; a.k.a. “AL-HEBO”), Gaziantep, Turkey; Raqqah, Syria; Tall Abyad Street, Raqqah, Syria; Sanliurfa, Turkey [SDGT] (Linked To: ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ AND THE LEVANT). 

 

AL-KHALIDI EXCHANGE (a.k.a. AL KHALDI COMPANY LLC; a.k.a. AL KHALDI GOLD AND EXCHANGE COMPANY; a.k.a. ALKHALEDI JEWELRY COMPANY; a.k.a. AL-KHALIDI COMPANY; a.k.a. AL-KHALIDI JEWELRY SHOP; a.k.a. AL-KHALIDI MONEY EXCHANGE; a.k.a. AL-KHALIDI MONEY TRANSFER OFFICE; a.k.a. AL-KHALIDY JEWELRY COMPANY; a.k.a. KHALIDI COMPANY; a.k.a. KHALIDI COMPANY FOR JEWELRY), Cankaya Mahallesi, Silifke Cd. Akdeniz, Mersin 33070, Turkey; 7 Ilkbahar Cd, Bursa, Turkey; Raqqah, Syria; Nishtaman building second floor, New Borsa, Irbil, Iraq; Kapali Carsi, Reisoglu Sk., No: 25-27 Beyazit-Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey; Atikali Mahallesi, Fevzi Pasa Cd. 98-100, Fatih, Istanbul 34087, Turkey; Sanliurfa Market Yildiz Field Maidan, Sanliurfa, Turkey; Yildiz field, Sanliurfa, Turkey; Kapali Carsi, Istanbul, Turkey; Aksaray, Istanbul, Turkey; Zeytoun Bourno, Istanbul, Turkey; Iquitli Mimat Akef Street, Istanbul, Turkey; Oak Square, Istanbul, Turkey; Asnioret, Istanbul, Turkey; Independence, Mersin, Turkey; Sarashieh, Anteb, Turkey; Al-Sharshieh, Bursa, Turkey; Al-Sharsheh, Adana, Turkey; Gaziantep, Turkey; Dayr Az Zawr, Syria; Al Mayadin, Syria; Ismet Inonu Buvari 86, Mersin 33050, Turkey; Halaskar Gazi Caddesi 224, Istanbul 34384, Turkey [SDGT] (Linked To: ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ AND THE LEVANT). 

 

HURRAS AL-DIN (a.k.a. AL-QAIDA IN SYRIA; a.k.a. GUARDIANS OF RELIGION; a.k.a. SHAM AL-RIBAT; a.k.a. TANDHIM HURRAS AL-DEEN; a.k.a. TANZIM HURRAS AL-DIN; a.k.a. “AQ-S”), Syria [SDGT]. 

 

REDIN EXCHANGE (a.k.a. RADIN MONEY EXCHANGE; a.k.a. RAYDAYIN COMPANY; a.k.a. RAYDAYIN TURKEY; a.k.a. REDIN COMPANY; a.k.a. REDIN CONSULTING AND FOREIGN TRADE LIMITED COMPANY; a.k.a. REDIN CURRENCY EXCHANGE; a.k.a. REDIN DIS TICARET LTD. STI; a.k.a. REDIN GENERAL TRADE AND CARGO; a.k.a. REDIN MONEY EXCHANGE; a.k.a. RIDEN MONEY EXCHANGE; a.k.a. RIDIN MONEY EXCHANGE), Balabanaga Mahallesi, Ordu Cd. No: 12, Kat:2, Fatih, Istanbul 34134, Turkey; Molla Gurani Mahallesi, Turgut Ozal Millet Cd. No: 38/34, Fatih, Istanbul 34093, Turkey; Incili Pinar Mahallesi, Nisantasi Sk. No: 13, Cazibe Is Merkezi, Kat: 8D:801, Sehitkamil, Gaziantep 27090, Turkey; No: 12-2 Laleli, Balabanaga Mahallesi, Ordu Caddesi, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey; Email Address redin.antep@gmail.com; alt. Email Address redin.ist@gmail.com; Identification Number 3010560025(Turkey); Registration Number 926549 (Turkey) [SDGT] (Linked To: HAMAS). 

 

SAKSOUK COMPANY FOR EXCHANGE AND MONEY TRANSFER (a.k.a. AL-SAKSUK COMPANY; a.k.a. SAKSOUK COMPANY FOR MONETARY TRANSFERS ANTIOCH; a.k.a. SAKSOUK EXCHANGE; a.k.a. SAKSOUK EXCHANGE AND MONEY TRANSFER COMPANY; a.k.a. SAKSOUK EXCHANGE COMPANY; a.k.a. SAKSOUK FINANCIAL EXCHANGE; a.k.a. SAKSUK EXCHANGE AND MONEY TRANSFER COMPANY; a.k.a. SAKSUK MONEY EXCHANGE; a.k.a. SOKOK MONEY TRANSFER COMPANY; a.k.a. THE SAKSUK COMPANY FOR EXCHANGE AND FINANCIAL TRANSFERS), Turkey [SDGT] (Linked To: ISLAMIC STATE OF IRAQ AND THE LEVANT). 

 

SMART ITHALAT IHRACAT DIS TICARET LIMITED SIRKETI (a.k.a. SMART IMPORT EXPORT FOREIGN TRADE LIMITED COMPANY), Istanbul, Turkey; Registration Number 85600-5 (Turkey) [SDGT] (Linked To: TASH, Ismael).

to the SDN List.

Additionally, the following profiles have been updated:

ABBAS, Abu (a.k.a. ZAYDAN, Muhammad); DOB 10 Dec 1948; Director of PALESTINE LIBERATION FRONT – ABU ABBAS FACTION (individual) [SDT]. -to- ABBAS, Abu (a.k.a. ZAYDAN, Muhammad); DOB 10 Dec 1948; Director of PALESTINE LIBERATION FRONT – ABU ABBAS FACTION (individual) [SDGT]. 

 

ABDALLAH, Ramadan (a.k.a. ABDULLAH, Dr. Ramadan; a.k.a. SHALLAH, Dr. Ramadan Abdullah; a.k.a. SHALLAH, Ramadan Abdalla Mohamed), Damascus, Syria; DOB 01 Jan 1958; POB Gaza City, Gaza Strip; Passport 265 216 (Egypt); SSN 589-17-6824 (United States); Secretary General of the PALESTINIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD (individual) [SDT]. -to- ABDALLAH, Ramadan (a.k.a. ABDULLAH, Dr. Ramadan; a.k.a. SHALLAH, Dr. Ramadan Abdullah; a.k.a. SHALLAH, Ramadan Abdalla Mohamed), Damascus, Syria; DOB 01 Jan 1958; POB Gaza City, Gaza Strip; Passport 265 216 (Egypt); SSN 589-17-6824 (United States); Secretary General of the PALESTINIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD (individual) [SDGT]. 

 

ABU MARZOOK, Mousa Mohammed (a.k.a. ABU-MARZUQ, Dr. Musa; a.k.a. ABU-MARZUQ, Sa’id; a.k.a. MARZOOK, Mousa Mohamed Abou; a.k.a. MARZOUK, Musa Abu; a.k.a. MARZUK, Musa Abu; a.k.a. “ABU-‘UMAR”); DOB 09 Feb 1951; POB Gaza, Egypt; Passport 92/664 (Egypt); SSN 523-33-8386 (United States); Political Leader in Amman, Jordan and Damascus, Syria for HAMAS (individual) [SDGT] [SDT]. -to- ABU MARZOOK, Mousa Mohammed (a.k.a. ABU-MARZUQ, Dr. Musa; a.k.a. ABU-MARZUQ, Sa’id; a.k.a. MARZOOK, Mousa Mohamed Abou; a.k.a. MARZOUK, Musa Abu; a.k.a. MARZUK, Musa Abu; a.k.a. “ABU-‘UMAR”); DOB 09 Feb 1951; POB Gaza, Egypt; Passport 92/664 (Egypt); SSN 523-33-8386 (United States); Political Leader in Amman, Jordan and Damascus, Syria for HAMAS (individual) [SDGT]. 

 

AL QA’IDA (a.k.a. AL QAEDA; a.k.a. AL QAIDA; a.k.a. AL-JIHAD; a.k.a. EGYPTIAN AL-JIHAD; a.k.a. EGYPTIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD; a.k.a. INTERNATIONAL FRONT FOR FIGHTING JEWS AND CRUSADES; a.k.a. ISLAMIC ARMY; a.k.a. ISLAMIC ARMY FOR THE LIBERATION OF HOLY SITES; a.k.a. ISLAMIC SALVATION FOUNDATION; a.k.a. NEW JIHAD; a.k.a. THE BASE; a.k.a. THE GROUP FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE HOLY SITES; a.k.a. THE ISLAMIC ARMY FOR THE LIBERATION OF THE HOLY PLACES; a.k.a. THE JIHAD GROUP; a.k.a. THE WORLD ISLAMIC FRONT FOR JIHAD AGAINST JEWS AND CRUSADERS; a.k.a. USAMA BIN LADEN NETWORK; a.k.a. USAMA BIN LADEN ORGANIZATION) [FTO] [SDGT] [SDT]. -to- AL QA’IDA (a.k.a. AL QAEDA; a.k.a. AL QAIDA; a.k.a. AL-JIHAD; a.k.a. EGYPTIAN AL-JIHAD; a.k.a. EGYPTIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD; a.k.a. INTERNATIONAL FRONT FOR FIGHTING JEWS AND CRUSADES; a.k.a. ISLAMIC ARMY; a.k.a. ISLAMIC ARMY FOR THE LIBERATION OF HOLY SITES; a.k.a. ISLAMIC SALVATION FOUNDATION; a.k.a. NEW JIHAD; a.k.a. THE BASE; a.k.a. THE GROUP FOR THE PRESERVATION OF THE HOLY SITES; a.k.a. THE ISLAMIC ARMY FOR THE LIBERATION OF THE HOLY PLACES; a.k.a. THE JIHAD GROUP; a.k.a. THE WORLD ISLAMIC FRONT FOR JIHAD AGAINST JEWS AND CRUSADERS; a.k.a. USAMA BIN LADEN NETWORK; a.k.a. USAMA BIN LADEN ORGANIZATION) [FTO] [SDGT]. 

 

AL RAHMAN, Shaykh Umar Abd; DOB 03 May 1938; POB Egypt; Chief Ideological Figure of ISLAMIC GAMA’AT (individual) [SDT]. -to- AL RAHMAN, Shaykh Umar Abd; DOB 03 May 1938; POB Egypt; Chief Ideological Figure of ISLAMIC GAMA’AT (individual) [SDGT]. 

 

AL ZAWAHIRI, Dr. Ayman (a.k.a. AL-ZAWAHIRI, Aiman Muhammad Rabi; a.k.a. AL-ZAWAHIRI, Ayman; a.k.a. SALIM, Ahmad Fuad); DOB 19 Jun 1951; POB Giza, Egypt; Passport 1084010 (Egypt); alt. Passport 19820215; Operational and Military Leader of JIHAD GROUP (individual) [SDGT] [SDT]. -to- AL ZAWAHIRI, Dr. Ayman (a.k.a. AL-ZAWAHIRI, Aiman Muhammad Rabi; a.k.a. AL-ZAWAHIRI, Ayman; a.k.a. SALIM, Ahmad Fuad); DOB 19 Jun 1951; POB Giza, Egypt; Passport 1084010 (Egypt); alt. Passport 19820215; Operational and Military Leader of JIHAD GROUP (individual) [SDGT]. 

 

AL-AQSA ISLAMIC BANK (a.k.a. AL-AQSA AL-ISLAMI BANK), P.O. Box 3753, al-Beireh, West Bank; Ramallah II 970, West Bank [SDGT] [SDT]. -to- AL-AQSA ISLAMIC BANK (a.k.a. AL-AQSA AL-ISLAMI BANK), P.O. Box 3753, al-Beireh, West Bank; Ramallah II 970, West Bank [SDGT]. 

 

AL-AQSA MARTYRS BRIGADE (a.k.a. AL-AQSA MARTYRS BATTALION) [FTO] [SDGT] [SDT]. -to- AL-AQSA MARTYRS BRIGADE (a.k.a. AL-AQSA MARTYRS BATTALION) [FTO] [SDGT]. 

 

AL-MASRI, Abu Hafs (a.k.a. ABDULLAH, Sheikh Taysir; a.k.a. ABU SITTA, Subhi; a.k.a. ATEF, Muhammad; a.k.a. ATIF, Mohamed; a.k.a. ATIF, Muhammad; a.k.a. EL KHABIR, Abu Hafs el Masry; a.k.a. “ABU HAFS”; a.k.a. “TAYSIR”); DOB 1951; alt. DOB 1956; alt. DOB 1944; POB Alexandria, Egypt (individual) [SDGT] [SDT]. -to- AL-MASRI, Abu Hafs (a.k.a. ABDULLAH, Sheikh Taysir; a.k.a. ABU SITTA, Subhi; a.k.a. ATEF, Muhammad; a.k.a. ATIF, Mohamed; a.k.a. ATIF, Muhammad; a.k.a. EL KHABIR, Abu Hafs el Masry; a.k.a. “ABU HAFS”; a.k.a. “TAYSIR”); DOB 1951; alt. DOB 1956; alt. DOB 1944; POB Alexandria, Egypt (individual) [SDGT]. 

 

AL-ZUMAR, Abbud (a.k.a. ZUMAR, Colonel Abbud), Egypt; POB Egypt; Factional Leader of JIHAD GROUP (individual) [SDT]. -to- AL-ZUMAR, Abbud (a.k.a. ZUMAR, Colonel Abbud), Egypt; POB Egypt; Factional Leader of JIHAD GROUP (individual) [SDGT]. 

 

AWDA, Abd Al Aziz; DOB 1946; Chief Ideological Figure of PALESTINIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD – SHIQAQI (individual) [SDT]. -to- AWDA, Abd Al Aziz; DOB 1946; Chief Ideological Figure of PALESTINIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD – SHIQAQI (individual) [SDGT]. 

 

BEIT EL-MAL HOLDINGS (a.k.a. ARAB PALESTINIAN BEIT EL-MAL COMPANY; a.k.a. BEIT AL MAL HOLDINGS; a.k.a. BEIT EL MAL AL-PHALASTINI AL-ARABI AL-MUSHIMA AL-AAMA AL-MAHADUDA LTD.; a.k.a. PALESTINIAN ARAB BEIT EL MAL CORPORATION, LTD.), P.O. Box 662, Ramallah, West Bank [SDGT] [SDT]. -to- BEIT EL-MAL HOLDINGS (a.k.a. ARAB PALESTINIAN BEIT EL-MAL COMPANY; a.k.a. BEIT AL MAL HOLDINGS; a.k.a. BEIT EL MAL AL-PHALASTINI AL-ARABI AL-MUSHIMA AL-AAMA AL-MAHADUDA LTD.; a.k.a. PALESTINIAN ARAB BEIT EL MAL CORPORATION, LTD.), P.O. Box 662, Ramallah, West Bank [SDGT]. 

 

BIN LADIN, Usama bin Muhammad bin Awad (a.k.a. BIN LADEN, Osama; a.k.a. BIN LADEN, Usama; a.k.a. BIN LADIN, Osama; a.k.a. BIN LADIN, Osama bin Muhammad bin Awad; a.k.a. BIN LADIN, Usama); DOB 30 Jul 1957; alt. DOB 1958; POB Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; alt. POB Yemen (individual) [SDGT] [SDT]. -to- BIN LADIN, Usama bin Muhammad bin Awad (a.k.a. BIN LADEN, Osama; a.k.a. BIN LADEN, Usama; a.k.a. BIN LADIN, Osama; a.k.a. BIN LADIN, Osama bin Muhammad bin Awad; a.k.a. BIN LADIN, Usama); DOB 30 Jul 1957; alt. DOB 1958; POB Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; alt. POB Yemen (individual) [SDGT]. 

 

DEMOCRATIC FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE – HAWATMEH FACTION (a.k.a. DEMOCRATIC FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE; a.k.a. DFLP; a.k.a. RED STAR BATTALIONS; a.k.a. RED STAR FORCES) [SDT]. -to- DEMOCRATIC FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE – HAWATMEH FACTION (a.k.a. DEMOCRATIC FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE; a.k.a. DFLP; a.k.a. RED STAR BATTALIONS; a.k.a. RED STAR FORCES) [SDGT]. 

 

FADLALLAH, Shaykh Muhammad Husayn; DOB 1938; alt. DOB 1936; POB Najf Al Ashraf (Najaf), Iraq; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions Pursuant to the Hizballah Financial Sanctions Regulations; Leading Ideological Figure of HIZBALLAH (individual) [SDT]. -to- FADLALLAH, Shaykh Muhammad Husayn; DOB 1938; alt. DOB 1936; POB Najf Al Ashraf (Najaf), Iraq; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions Pursuant to the Hizballah Financial Sanctions Regulations; Leading Ideological Figure of HIZBALLAH (individual) [SDGT]. 

 

GAMA’A AL-ISLAMIYYA (a.k.a. AL-GAMA’AT; a.k.a. EGYPTIAN AL-GAMA’AT AL-ISLAMIYYA; a.k.a. ISLAMIC GAMA’AT; a.k.a. ISLAMIC GROUP; a.k.a. “GI”; a.k.a. “IG”) [FTO] [SDGT] [SDT]. -to- GAMA’A AL-ISLAMIYYA (a.k.a. AL-GAMA’AT; a.k.a. EGYPTIAN AL-GAMA’AT AL-ISLAMIYYA; a.k.a. ISLAMIC GAMA’AT; a.k.a. ISLAMIC GROUP; a.k.a. “GI”; a.k.a. “IG”) [FTO] [SDGT]. 

 

HABBASH, George (a.k.a. HABASH, George); Secretary General of POPULAR FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE (individual) [SDT]. -to- HABBASH, George (a.k.a. HABASH, George); Secretary General of POPULAR FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE (individual) [SDGT]. 

 

HAMAS (a.k.a. HARAKAT AL-MUQAWAMA AL-ISLAMIYA; a.k.a. ISLAMIC RESISTANCE MOVEMENT; a.k.a. IZZ AL-DIN AL QASSAM BATTALIONS; a.k.a. IZZ AL-DIN AL QASSAM BRIGADES; a.k.a. IZZ AL-DIN AL QASSAM FORCES; a.k.a. IZZ AL-DIN AL-QASSIM BATTALIONS; a.k.a. IZZ AL-DIN AL-QASSIM BRIGADES; a.k.a. IZZ AL-DIN AL-QASSIM FORCES; a.k.a. STUDENTS OF AYYASH; a.k.a. STUDENTS OF THE ENGINEER; a.k.a. YAHYA AYYASH UNITS) [FTO] [SDGT] [SDT]. -to- HAMAS (a.k.a. HARAKAT AL-MUQAWAMA AL-ISLAMIYA; a.k.a. ISLAMIC RESISTANCE MOVEMENT; a.k.a. IZZ AL-DIN AL QASSAM BATTALIONS; a.k.a. IZZ AL-DIN AL QASSAM BRIGADES; a.k.a. IZZ AL-DIN AL QASSAM FORCES; a.k.a. IZZ AL-DIN AL-QASSIM BATTALIONS; a.k.a. IZZ AL-DIN AL-QASSIM BRIGADES; a.k.a. IZZ AL-DIN AL-QASSIM FORCES; a.k.a. STUDENTS OF AYYASH; a.k.a. STUDENTS OF THE ENGINEER; a.k.a. YAHYA AYYASH UNITS) [FTO] [SDGT]. 

 

HAWATMA, Nayif (a.k.a. HAWATMAH, Nayif; a.k.a. HAWATMEH, Nayif; a.k.a. KHALID, Abu); DOB 1933; Secretary General of DEMOCRATIC FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE – HAWATMEH FACTION (individual) [SDT]. -to- HAWATMA, Nayif (a.k.a. HAWATMAH, Nayif; a.k.a. HAWATMEH, Nayif; a.k.a. KHALID, Abu); DOB 1933; Secretary General of DEMOCRATIC FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE – HAWATMEH FACTION (individual) [SDGT]. 

 

HIZBALLAH (a.k.a. ANSAR ALLAH; a.k.a. EXTERNAL SECURITY ORGANIZATION OF HEZBOLLAH; a.k.a. FOLLOWERS OF THE PROPHET MUHAMMED; a.k.a. HIZBALLAH ESO; a.k.a. HIZBALLAH INTERNATIONAL; a.k.a. ISLAMIC JIHAD; a.k.a. ISLAMIC JIHAD FOR THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE; a.k.a. ISLAMIC JIHAD ORGANIZATION; a.k.a. LEBANESE HEZBOLLAH; a.k.a. LEBANESE HIZBALLAH; a.k.a. ORGANIZATION OF RIGHT AGAINST WRONG; a.k.a. ORGANIZATION OF THE OPPRESSED ON EARTH; a.k.a. PARTY OF GOD; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY JUSTICE ORGANIZATION; a.k.a. “ESO”; a.k.a. “EXTERNAL SECURITY ORGANIZATION”; a.k.a. “EXTERNAL SERVICES ORGANIZATION”; a.k.a. “FOREIGN ACTION UNIT”; a.k.a. “FOREIGN RELATIONS DEPARTMENT”; a.k.a. “FRD”; a.k.a. “LH”; a.k.a. “SPECIAL OPERATIONS BRANCH”); Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions Pursuant to the Hizballah Financial Sanctions Regulations [FTO] [SDGT] [SDT] [SYRIA]. -to- HIZBALLAH (a.k.a. ANSAR ALLAH; a.k.a. EXTERNAL SECURITY ORGANIZATION OF HEZBOLLAH; a.k.a. FOLLOWERS OF THE PROPHET MUHAMMED; a.k.a. HIZBALLAH ESO; a.k.a. HIZBALLAH INTERNATIONAL; a.k.a. ISLAMIC JIHAD; a.k.a. ISLAMIC JIHAD FOR THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE; a.k.a. ISLAMIC JIHAD ORGANIZATION; a.k.a. LEBANESE HEZBOLLAH; a.k.a. LEBANESE HIZBALLAH; a.k.a. ORGANIZATION OF RIGHT AGAINST WRONG; a.k.a. ORGANIZATION OF THE OPPRESSED ON EARTH; a.k.a. PARTY OF GOD; a.k.a. REVOLUTIONARY JUSTICE ORGANIZATION; a.k.a. “ESO”; a.k.a. “EXTERNAL SECURITY ORGANIZATION”; a.k.a. “EXTERNAL SERVICES ORGANIZATION”; a.k.a. “FOREIGN ACTION UNIT”; a.k.a. “FOREIGN RELATIONS DEPARTMENT”; a.k.a. “FRD”; a.k.a. “LH”; a.k.a. “SPECIAL OPERATIONS BRANCH”); Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions Pursuant to the Hizballah Financial Sanctions Regulations [FTO] [SDGT] [SYRIA]. 

 

HOLY LAND FOUNDATION FOR RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT (f.k.a. OCCUPIED LAND FUND), 525 International Parkway, Suite 509, Richardson, TX 75081, United States; P.O. Box 832390, Richardson, TX 75083, United States; 9250 S. Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL, United States; 345 E. Railway Avenue, Paterson, NJ 07503, United States; Hebron, West Bank; Gaza Strip, undetermined; 12798 Rancho Penasquitos Blvd., Suite F, San Diego, CA 92128, United States; Jenin, West Bank; Shurta Street, ‘Amira al-Ramuna, 4th Floor, Ramallah, West Bank; US FEIN 95-4227517; and other locations within the United States [SDGT] [SDT]. -to- HOLY LAND FOUNDATION FOR RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT (f.k.a. OCCUPIED LAND FUND), 525 International Parkway, Suite 509, Richardson, TX 75081, United States; P.O. Box 832390, Richardson, TX 75083, United States; 9250 S. Harlem Avenue, Bridgeview, IL, United States; 345 E. Railway Avenue, Paterson, NJ 07503, United States; Hebron, West Bank; Gaza Strip, undetermined; 12798 Rancho Penasquitos Blvd., Suite F, San Diego, CA 92128, United States; Jenin, West Bank; Shurta Street, ‘Amira al-Ramuna, 4th Floor, Ramallah, West Bank; US FEIN 95-4227517; and other locations within the United States [SDGT]. 

 

ISLAMBOULI, Mohammad Shawqi; DOB 15 Jan 1955; POB Egypt; Passport 304555 (Egypt); Military Leader of ISLAMIC GAMA’AT (individual) [SDT]. -to- ISLAMBOULI, Mohammad Shawqi; DOB 15 Jan 1955; POB Egypt; Passport 304555 (Egypt); Military Leader of ISLAMIC GAMA’AT (individual) [SDGT]. 

 

JABRIL, Ahmad (a.k.a. JIBRIL, Ahmad); DOB 1938; POB Ramleh, Israel; Secretary General of POPULAR FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE – GENERAL COMMAND (individual) [SDT]. -to- JABRIL, Ahmad (a.k.a. JIBRIL, Ahmad); DOB 1938; POB Ramleh, Israel; Secretary General of POPULAR FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE – GENERAL COMMAND (individual) [SDGT]. 

 

KAHANE CHAI (a.k.a. AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE UNITED YESHIVA; a.k.a. AMERICAN FRIENDS OF YESHIVAT RAV MEIR; a.k.a. COMMITTEE FOR THE SAFETY OF THE ROADS; a.k.a. DIKUY BOGDIM; a.k.a. DOV; a.k.a. FOREFRONT OF THE IDEA; a.k.a. FRIENDS OF THE JEWISH IDEA YESHIVA; a.k.a. JEWISH IDEA YESHIVA; a.k.a. JEWISH LEGION; a.k.a. JUDEA POLICE; a.k.a. JUDEAN CONGRESS; a.k.a. KACH; a.k.a. KAHANE; a.k.a. KAHANE LIVES; a.k.a. KAHANE TZADAK; a.k.a. KAHANE.ORG; a.k.a. KAHANETZADAK.COM; a.k.a. KFAR TAPUAH FUND; a.k.a. KOACH; a.k.a. MEIR’S YOUTH; a.k.a. NEW KACH MOVEMENT; a.k.a. NEWKACH.ORG; a.k.a. NO’AR MEIR; a.k.a. REPRESSION OF TRAITORS; a.k.a. STATE OF JUDEA; a.k.a. SWORD OF DAVID; a.k.a. THE COMMITTEE AGAINST RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION; a.k.a. THE HATIKVA JEWISH IDENTITY CENTER; a.k.a. THE INTERNATIONAL KAHANE MOVEMENT; a.k.a. THE JEWISH IDEA YESHIVA; a.k.a. THE JUDEAN LEGION; a.k.a. THE JUDEAN VOICE; a.k.a. THE QOMEMIYUT MOVEMENT; a.k.a. THE RABBI MEIR DAVID KAHANE MEMORIAL FUND; a.k.a. THE VOICE OF JUDEA; a.k.a. THE WAY OF THE TORAH; a.k.a. THE YESHIVA OF THE JEWISH IDEA; a.k.a. YESHIVAT HARAV MEIR; a.k.a. “CARD”) [FTO] [SDGT] [SDT]. -to- KAHANE CHAI (a.k.a. AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE UNITED YESHIVA; a.k.a. AMERICAN FRIENDS OF YESHIVAT RAV MEIR; a.k.a. COMMITTEE FOR THE SAFETY OF THE ROADS; a.k.a. DIKUY BOGDIM; a.k.a. DOV; a.k.a. FOREFRONT OF THE IDEA; a.k.a. FRIENDS OF THE JEWISH IDEA YESHIVA; a.k.a. JEWISH IDEA YESHIVA; a.k.a. JEWISH LEGION; a.k.a. JUDEA POLICE; a.k.a. JUDEAN CONGRESS; a.k.a. KACH; a.k.a. KAHANE; a.k.a. KAHANE LIVES; a.k.a. KAHANE TZADAK; a.k.a. KAHANE.ORG; a.k.a. KAHANETZADAK.COM; a.k.a. KFAR TAPUAH FUND; a.k.a. KOACH; a.k.a. MEIR’S YOUTH; a.k.a. NEW KACH MOVEMENT; a.k.a. NEWKACH.ORG; a.k.a. NO’AR MEIR; a.k.a. REPRESSION OF TRAITORS; a.k.a. STATE OF JUDEA; a.k.a. SWORD OF DAVID; a.k.a. THE COMMITTEE AGAINST RACISM AND DISCRIMINATION; a.k.a. THE HATIKVA JEWISH IDENTITY CENTER; a.k.a. THE INTERNATIONAL KAHANE MOVEMENT; a.k.a. THE JEWISH IDEA YESHIVA; a.k.a. THE JUDEAN LEGION; a.k.a. THE JUDEAN VOICE; a.k.a. THE QOMEMIYUT MOVEMENT; a.k.a. THE RABBI MEIR DAVID KAHANE MEMORIAL FUND; a.k.a. THE VOICE OF JUDEA; a.k.a. THE WAY OF THE TORAH; a.k.a. THE YESHIVA OF THE JEWISH IDEA; a.k.a. YESHIVAT HARAV MEIR; a.k.a. “CARD”) [FTO] [SDGT]. 

 

MUSA, Rifa’i Ahmad Taha (a.k.a. ‘ABD ALLAH, ‘Issam ‘Ali Muhammad; a.k.a. ABD-AL-WAHAB, Abd-al-Hai Ahmad; a.k.a. AL-KAMEL, Salah ‘Ali; a.k.a. TAHA MUSA, Rifa’i Ahmad; a.k.a. THABIT ‘IZ; a.k.a. “‘ABD-AL-‘IZ”; a.k.a. “ABU YASIR”); DOB 24 Jun 1954; POB Egypt; Passport 83860 (Sudan); alt. Passport 30455 (Egypt); alt. Passport 1046403 (Egypt) (individual) [SDT]. -to- MUSA, Rifa’i Ahmad Taha (a.k.a. ‘ABD ALLAH, ‘Issam ‘Ali Muhammad; a.k.a. ABD-AL-WAHAB, Abd-al-Hai Ahmad; a.k.a. AL-KAMEL, Salah ‘Ali; a.k.a. TAHA MUSA, Rifa’i Ahmad; a.k.a. THABIT ‘IZ; a.k.a. “‘ABD-AL-‘IZ”; a.k.a. “ABU YASIR”); DOB 24 Jun 1954; POB Egypt; Passport 83860 (Sudan); alt. Passport 30455 (Egypt); alt. Passport 1046403 (Egypt) (individual) [SDGT]. 

 

NAJI, Talal Muhammad Rashid; DOB 1930; POB Al Nasiria, Palestine; Principal Deputy of POPULAR FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE – GENERAL COMMAND (individual) [SDT]. -to- NAJI, Talal Muhammad Rashid; DOB 1930; POB Al Nasiria, Palestine; Principal Deputy of POPULAR FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE – GENERAL COMMAND (individual) [SDGT]. 

 

NASRALLAH, Hasan (a.k.a. NASRALLAH, Hasan Abd-al-Karim), Lebanon; DOB 31 Aug 1960; alt. DOB 31 Aug 1953; alt. DOB 31 Aug 1955; alt. DOB 31 Aug 1958; POB Al Basuriyah, Lebanon; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions Pursuant to the Hizballah Financial Sanctions Regulations; Gender Male; Passport 042833 (Lebanon); Secretary General of Hizballah (individual) [SDGT] [SDT] [SYRIA] (Linked To: HIZBALLAH). -to- NASRALLAH, Hasan (a.k.a. NASRALLAH, Hasan Abd-al-Karim), Lebanon; DOB 31 Aug 1960; alt. DOB 31 Aug 1953; alt. DOB 31 Aug 1955; alt. DOB 31 Aug 1958; POB Al Basuriyah, Lebanon; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions Pursuant to the Hizballah Financial Sanctions Regulations; Gender Male; Passport 042833 (Lebanon); Secretary General of Hizballah (individual) [SDGT] [SYRIA] (Linked To: HIZBALLAH). 

 

PALESTINE ISLAMIC JIHAD – SHAQAQI FACTION (a.k.a. ABU GHUNAYM SQUAD OF THE HIZBALLAH BAYT AL-MAQDIS; a.k.a. AL-AWDAH BRIGADES; a.k.a. AL-QUDS BRIGADES; a.k.a. AL-QUDS SQUADS; a.k.a. ISLAMIC JIHAD IN PALESTINE; a.k.a. ISLAMIC JIHAD OF PALESTINE; a.k.a. PALESTINIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD; a.k.a. PIJ; a.k.a. PIJ-SHALLAH FACTION; a.k.a. PIJ-SHAQAQI FACTION; a.k.a. SAYARA AL-QUDS) [FTO] [SDGT] [SDT]. -to- PALESTINE ISLAMIC JIHAD – SHAQAQI FACTION (a.k.a. ABU GHUNAYM SQUAD OF THE HIZBALLAH BAYT AL-MAQDIS; a.k.a. AL-AWDAH BRIGADES; a.k.a. AL-QUDS BRIGADES; a.k.a. AL-QUDS SQUADS; a.k.a. ISLAMIC JIHAD IN PALESTINE; a.k.a. ISLAMIC JIHAD OF PALESTINE; a.k.a. PALESTINIAN ISLAMIC JIHAD; a.k.a. PIJ; a.k.a. PIJ-SHALLAH FACTION; a.k.a. PIJ-SHAQAQI FACTION; a.k.a. SAYARA AL-QUDS) [FTO] [SDGT]. 

 

PALESTINE LIBERATION FRONT – ABU ABBAS FACTION (a.k.a. PALESTINE LIBERATION FRONT; a.k.a. PLF; a.k.a. PLF-ABU ABBAS) [FTO] [SDGT] [SDT]. -to- PALESTINE LIBERATION FRONT – ABU ABBAS FACTION (a.k.a. PALESTINE LIBERATION FRONT; a.k.a. PLF; a.k.a. PLF-ABU ABBAS) [FTO] [SDGT]. 

 

POPULAR FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE – GENERAL COMMAND (a.k.a. PFLP-GC) [FTO] [SDGT] [SDT]. -to- POPULAR FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE – GENERAL COMMAND (a.k.a. PFLP-GC) [FTO] [SDGT]. 

 

POPULAR FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE (a.k.a. HALHUL GANG; a.k.a. HALHUL SQUAD; a.k.a. MARTYR ABU-ALI MUSTAFA BATTALION; a.k.a. PALESTINIAN POPULAR RESISTANCE FORCES; a.k.a. PFLP; a.k.a. PPRF; a.k.a. RED EAGLE GANG; a.k.a. RED EAGLE GROUP; a.k.a. RED EAGLES) [FTO] [SDGT] [SDT]. -to- POPULAR FRONT FOR THE LIBERATION OF PALESTINE (a.k.a. HALHUL GANG; a.k.a. HALHUL SQUAD; a.k.a. MARTYR ABU-ALI MUSTAFA BATTALION; a.k.a. PALESTINIAN POPULAR RESISTANCE FORCES; a.k.a. PFLP; a.k.a. PPRF; a.k.a. RED EAGLE GANG; a.k.a. RED EAGLE GROUP; a.k.a. RED EAGLES) [FTO] [SDGT]. 

 

TUFAYLI, Subhi; DOB 1947; POB Biqa Valley, Lebanon; Former Secretary General and Current Senior Figure of HIZBALLAH (individual) [SDT]. -to- TUFAYLI, Subhi; DOB 1947; POB Biqa Valley, Lebanon; Former Secretary General and Current Senior Figure of HIZBALLAH (individual) [SDGT]. 

 

YASSIN, Sheik Ahmed Ismail, Gaza Strip, undetermined; DOB 1938; POB al-Jawrah, al-Majdal District, Gaza (individual) [SDGT] [SDT]. -to- YASSIN, Sheik Ahmed Ismail, Gaza Strip, undetermined; DOB 1938; POB al-Jawrah, al-Majdal District, Gaza (individual) [SDGT]. 

 

Treasury issued a press release about the designations:

PRESS RELEASES

Treasury Targets Wide Range of Terrorists and Their Supporters Using Enhanced Counterterrorism Sanctions Authorities

President Trump’s Updated E.O. 13224 Provides New Tools to Deter Evolving Threats

Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) utilized newly enhanced counterterrorism sanctions authorities to designate a series of terrorist leaders, facilitators, and entities.  Equipped with new tools from President Trump’s recently updated Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which became effective today, Treasury designated 15 leaders, individuals, and entities affiliated with terror groups.  Today’s action targets a wide array of groups, including entities affiliated with HAMAS, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), al-Qa’ida, and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Qods-Force (IRGC-QF), and combined with actions taken by the State Department amounts to some of the furthest reaching designations of terrorists and their supporters in the past 15 years.

“Since the horrific attacks of 9/11, the U.S. government has refocused its counterterrorism efforts to constantly adapt to emerging threats.  President Trump’s modernized counterterrorism Executive Order enhances the authorities we use to target the finances of terror groups and their leaders to ensure they are as robust as possible,” said Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin.  “These new authorities will allow the U.S. Government to starve terrorists of resources they need to attack the United States and our allies, and will hold foreign financial institutions who continue to do business with them accountable. These new tools aid our unrelenting efforts to cut off terrorists from their sources of support and deprive them of the funds required to carry out their destructive activities.  They serve as a powerful deterrent to radical terror groups and those seeking to aid their nefarious goals.”

HISTORY OF POST-9/11 TERRORISM AUTHORITIES

Twelve days after the attacks of September 11, 2001, the President signed the original E.O. 13224 to disrupt the financial infrastructure of terrorist groups worldwide.  Since then, this authority has become a cornerstone of Treasury’s efforts to prevent terrorist attacks by cutting off sources of funding and denying access to the international financial system.  Yet terrorists and their supporters are constantly seeking to test and evade our counterterrorism measures.  As the U.S. Government confronts evolving threats of worldwide terrorism, the President has significantly enhanced E.O. 13224 to strengthen the U.S. Government’s ability to disrupt terrorist activity by depriving terrorist supporters of financial, material, and logistical backing worldwide

The U.S. Government has leveraged E.O. 13224 to dismantle networks supporting a broad range of terrorist groups from al-Qa’ida and ISIS to Iranian-backed groups like Hizballah and HAMAS.  E.O. 13224 also serves as an important tool in our efforts to drain the financial resources of the Iranian regime’s malign actors including the IRGC, and its foreign expeditionary arm, the Qods Force (IRGC-QF).  

ENHANCED E.O. 13224 PROVIDES NEW COUNTERTERRORISM TOOLS

E.O. 13224, as amended, provides the Treasury and State Departments with new tools that allow the U.S. Government to better identify and designate perpetrators of terrorism worldwide.  Specifically, the E.O.:

  • Contains new designation criteria that allows the U.S. Government to more efficiently target leaders or officials of terrorists groups as well as individuals who participate in terrorist training;
  • Provides for secondary sanctions against foreign financial institutions that have knowingly conducted or facilitated significant financial transactions on behalf of any person sanctioned pursuant to E.O. 13224;
  • Authorizes Treasury to prohibit a foreign financial institution that has knowingly conducted or facilitated a significant transaction with any Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) from opening or maintaining a correspondent or payable-through account in the United States;
  • Consolidates U.S. counterterrorism authorities under a single sanctions program by eliminating E.O. 12947 and combining that authority’s goal of defending the Middle East Peace Process with E.O. 13224’s global remit and expanded authorities.  

This new authority serves to put all foreign financial institutions on notice that enabling terrorists and their financial backers to rely upon the international financial system to facilitate their malign activities will have consequences.  This Administration remains committed to facilitating the peace process in the Middle East and will use this amended authority to sanction those who stand in the way of progress. 

ENHANCED AUTHORITIES ALLOW TREASURY TO TARGET BROADER RANGE OF TERRORISTS AND ACTIVITIES

These new authorities allow Treasury to target a broad range of new terrorist leaders, supporters, entities, and activities.  Below are the terrorists and sympathizers targeted today under these new authorities:

Muhammad Sa’id Izadi (Izadi)

Izadi is a leader or official of the IRGC-QF.

Lebanon-based Izadi is the chief of the Palestinian Office of the IRGC­QF Lebanon Corp. 

Izadi has materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to, HAMAS.

As of late 2016, Izadi required a HAMAS Political Officer member to get permission from three senior HAMAS leaders in order to receive money directly from him.  The HAMAS Political Office member stated Izadi would be sending $1 million dollars in addition to Izadi’s regular allocation, and an additional $1 million dollars earmarked for the HAMAS Political Office member.

Zaher Jabarin (Jabarin)

Jabarin is a leader or official of HAMAS.

Turkey-based Jabarin is the head of HAMAS’s Finance Office.  In this capacity, he manages HAMAS’s yearly budget amounting to tens of millions of dollars, is in charge of all HAMAS’s income from various elements around the world, and seeks to obtain additional sources of funding for HAMAS. 

Jabarin has materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to, HAMAS.

In his capacity as head of HAMAS’s Finance Department, Jabarin was focused on developing a financial network in Turkey that would allow HAMAS to raise, invest, and launder money prior to transferring it to Gaza and the West Bank.

In recent years, Jabarin has promoted HAMAS’s terrorist activities in the West Bank and Gaza targeting Israel by transferring hundreds of thousands of U.S. dollars in the West Bank to finance HAMAS’s terrorist activity.  In addition, Jabarin tries to promote business activity and investments to generate revenue for HAMAS.

Jabarin has served as the primary point of contact between HAMAS and the IRGC-QF.  Since 2017, there was growing contact between IRGC-QF and HAMAS officials focused on increased funding from Iran.

Jabarin was involved in the transfer of millions of dollars to HAMAS via Redin Exchange, also sanctioned today and detailed immediately below.

Redin Exchange

Redin Exchange has materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to, HAMAS.

As of March 2019, the Turkey-based Redin Exchange and Treasury-designated financial facilitator Muhammad Sarur were involved in a $10 million dollar transfer to HAMAS’s operational arm, the Izz-Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades.

As of mid-2018, Redin Exchange was identified as a key part of the infrastructure used to transfer money to HAMAS.  Throughout 2017, tens of millions of dollars was transferred to HAMAS with the assistance of Redin Exchange.

In July 2018, Redin Exchange assisted in the transfer of $4 million from the IRGC-QF to HAMAS.

In May 2018, Redin Exchange assisted in the transfer of $2 million from the IRGC-QF and Hizballah to HAMAS. 

In July 2017, a senior HAMAS leader transferred $5.5 million to HAMAS finance chief Zaher Jabarin via Redin Exchange.

Marwan Mahdi Salah Al-Rawi (Al-Rawi)

Al-Rawi is a leader or official of Redin Exchange.

Al-Rawi is identified as Redin Exchange’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

In late January 2018, OFAC-designated ISIS financial facilitator Walid Talib Zughayr al-Rawi, was aware of an approximately $500,000 financial transaction of Redin Exchange administrator Marwan al-Rawi.

Ismael Tash (Tash)

Ismael Tash is a leader or official of Redin Exchange.

Tash is Redin Exchange’s Deputy CEO and is in charge of Redin Exchange’s foreign relations. 

As of January 2019, Tash was a key player in many financial transfers from Iran to HAMAS, and was highly involved with HAMAS facilitators. 

Since at least 2017, Tash has had ongoing contact with a money transfer channel managed by Treasury-designated HAMAS financial facilitator Muhammad Sarur.  This channel has transferred IRGC-QF money to Hamas and in particular HAMAS’s operational arm in the Gaza Strip.

SMART Ithalat Ihracat Dis Ticaret Limited Sirketi (SMART)

SMART is owned or controlled by Ismael Tash.

Tash is the owner of SMART. 

SMART is an import/export limited company and possible front company associated with Redin Exchange.  Both SMART and Redin Exchange share the same Istanbul-based address. 

Saksouk Company for Exchange and Money Transfer (Saksouk)

Saksouk has materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to, ISIS.

In late 2018, Saksouk handled fund transfers on behalf of Syria-based ISIS members.

In mid-2017, an ISIS financial facilitator and U.S. Treasury-designated Fawaz Muhammad Jubayr al-Rawi (Fawaz) and an ISIS commander utilized Saksouk to conduct financial operations throughout the Middle East.  ISIS financial facilitators and affiliates were listed as points of contact for Saksouk branch locations in Syria, Lebanon, and Turkey.

In July 2017, the Syria-based ISIS Immigration Logistics Committee (ILC) attempted to transfer money to an ISIS ILC affiliate via Saksouk Company.

Al Haram Foreign Exchange Co. Ltd. (Al Haram Exchange)

Al Haram Exchange has materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of, ISIS.

As of April 2019, ISIS members in Syria received instruction to conduct all financial transactions with Al Haram Exchange.

As of early 2017, Al Haram Exchange was involved in an ISIS financial transfer between Syria and Belgium.

As of mid-2017, a Syrian-based ISIS facilitator coordinated a money transfer between the Al-Haram Exchange and Fawaz, the owner of the Hanifa Currency Exchange, an entity designated in December 2016 for being owned or controlled by Fawaz.

Al-Khalidi Exchange (Al-Khalidi)

Al-Khalidi has materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to, ISIS.

As of September 2017, ISIS-affiliated al-Khalidi served as a hawala financial exchange office.  All locations were run by two individuals who knowingly assisted ISIS members in financial transfers.  Al-Khalidi’s office in Mayadin, Syria also served as an internet café for ISIS members in addition to its function as a hawala money transfer office.

As of early 2017, al-Khalidi in al-Raqqah, Syria, and Gaziantep, Turkey were involved in ISIS’s transfer of funds from Iraq through al-Raqqah, Syria, to Gaziantep, Turkey, in support of ISIS.  As of 2017, ISIS also transferred money into Syria via al-Khalidi.

As of late 2016, Al-Khalidi was the most important financial transfer office in the region used to move money to fund ISIS-held areas. Al-Khalidi was the largest financial exchange office that dealt with ISIS.  Hundreds of thousands of dollars per day passed through the office in Sanliurfa, Turkey.

As of mid-2016, Fawaz al-Rawi, who was subsequently designated in late 2016 as an ISIS financier, arranged for cash shipments to Iraq and Turkey.  Fawaz al-Rawi was the owner and operator of Hanifa Currency Exchange in Albu Kamal, Syria, a designated entity, which he used to store ISIS external funds.  Fawaz al-Rawi conducted financial transactions with agents and transfer currency-exchanges throughout the region, including al-Khalidi exchanges in Sanliurfa, Turkey.

As of mid-2015, al-Khalidi’s Istanbul, Izmir, and Sanliurfa branches facilitated money transfers and transactions for ISIS.  During this same timeframe, ISIS maintained a telephone directory of associates and managers of various ISIS offices, which included Syria-based locations for al-Khalidi Exchange and al-Hebo Jewelry Company, also sanctioned today

Al-Hebo Jewelry Company (al-Hebo)

Al-Hebo has materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to, ISIS.

As of late 2017, al-Hebo’s location in Gaziantep, Turkey was involved in an ISIS scheme to convert gold into cash to more efficiently and secretly send funds via hawalas in Turkey to ISIS sleeper cells in Iraq and Syria.

As of early 2017, Raqqah-based al-Hebo was a cash transfer business used by ISIS members.

In September 2016, an employee of Raqqah-based al-Hebo likely coordinated a money transfer on behalf of a now-deceased, Syria-based, ISIS senior operations official.

Muhamad Ali al-Hebo (Muhamad)

Muhamad has acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, al-Hebo.

As of late 2016, Turkey-based al-Hebo owner, Muhamad, was involved in procuring precious metals to enable ISIS to produce its own ISIS coinage.

As of late 2016, Muhamad was the General Manager of an al-Hebo location in Raqqah, Syria.

As of early 2016, Muhamad managed the Sanliurfa-based al-Hebo location.

Muhamad has acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, al-Khalidi.

As of early 2017, al-Hebo and al-Khalidi were both under the control and management of Muhamad.  During this same timeframe, Muhamad was involved in operating jewelry stores and money exchange/transfer businesses in Istanbul, Urfa, and Gaziantep, Turkey. These businesses operated under the name al-Khalidi.

As of late 2016, Muhamad worked at the Raqqah-based al-Khalidi location.

As of early 2016, Muhamad managed the Sanliurfa-based al-Khalidi location.

Mohamad Ameen (Ameen)

Ameen has materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of, ISIS-Khorasan (ISIS-K).

Ameen is an ISIS-K recruiter who encouraged people to join ISIS-Khorasan (ISIS-K).  Ameen told a Maldivian citizen and digital media member of ISIS-K to go to Afghanistan because the ISIS-K media group needed him.  The ISIS-K digital media member was told he would receive $700 monthly in salary and was responsible for translating material for Ameen.

Additionally, as of April 2019, Maldives-based Ameen was actively engaged in leading ISIS recruitment through his close lieutenants.  Ameen’s subordinates were holding roughly 10 recruitment sessions per week under the guise of Islamic classes at several Malé, Maldives-based locations, including Ameen’s home.  Ameen and his group continued to recruit on behalf of ISIS from various Maldivian criminal gangs.

Additionally, Ameen is a recruiter and key leader for ISIS in Syria, Afghanistan, and the Maldives.  Ameen used to direct terrorist fighters to Syria, but now sends them to Afghanistan.

Mohamed Ahmed Elsayed Ahmed Ibrahim (Ibrahim)

Ibrahim has acted or purported to act for or on behalf of, directly or indirectly, al-Qa’ida.

Ibrahim, a Brazil-based member of al-Qa’ida, provided facilitation support to al-Qa’ida members and material support to al-Qa’ida.

Almaida Marani Salvin (Salvin)

Salvin has materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to, ISIS-Philippines.

In April 2019, Salvin was arrested in Zamboanga City, Philippines, based on her suspected unlawful manufacture, sale, acquisition, disposition, importation, or possession of an explosive or incendiary device.  During the raid, the Philippine authorities recovered improvised explosive device components, as well as bank accounts and passbooks for Salvin linked to ISIS-Philippines (ISIS-P) funding.

As of early 2019, Philippine authorities determined Salvin, who was the wife of an ISIS-P leader, conducted financial transactions, procurement, transportation of firearms and explosives, and facilitated the recruitment and travel of foreign fighters to the Philippines. 

Muhammad Ali Sayid Ahmad (Ahmad)

Ahmad has participated in training related to terrorism that was provided by ISIS. 

In an October 2018 public interview, Ahmad recounted his journey to join ISIS.  He stated that he left Toronto to join ISIS in April 2014 and attended basic training as a new ISIS recruit.  In basic training, he learned how to use small arms.  Later he joined a sniper and reconnaissance unit where he received advanced sniper and reconnaissance training.

SANCTIONS IMPLICATIONS

As a result of today’s action, all property and interests in property of these targets that are in the United States or in the possession or control of U.S. persons must be blocked and reported to OFAC.  OFAC’s regulations generally prohibit all dealings by U.S. persons or within the United States (including transactions transiting the United States) that involve any property or interests in property of blocked or designated persons.  In addition, persons that engage in certain transactions with the individual designated today may themselves be exposed to sanctions or subject to an enforcement action.  

Furthermore, pursuant to E.O. 13224, as amended today, all SDGTs are now subject to secondary sanctions.  OFAC can prohibit or impose strict conditions on the opening or maintaining in the United States of a correspondent account or a payable-through account by a foreign financial institution that knowingly facilitates a significant transaction for any SDGT, or a person acting on behalf of or at the direction of, or owned or controlled by, a SDGT.

State issued a press release about the new designations:

Today, the President signed an Executive Order modernizing and strengthening sanctions authorities to combat terrorism.  Today’s Executive Order is the most significant update of terrorist designation authorities since the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, and will enable the United States to more effectively sanction the leaders of terrorist organizations and those who train to commit acts of terrorism.

The State Department is moving aggressively to implement these new authorities.  Today, the Department designated Hurras al-Din, an al-Qa’ida-affiliated group in Syria, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT).  The Department has also designated as SDGTs 12 leaders of previously designated groups, including Hizballah, HAMAS, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, ISIS, ISIS-Philippines, ISIS-West Africa, and Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan.  In addition to these actions, the Department of the Treasury has designated 15 terrorists affiliated with ISIS, ISIS-Philippines, ISIS-Khorasan, al-Qa’ida, HAMAS, and Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force under the same authority.

Today’s actions seek to deny these terrorists the resources to plan and carry out attacks.  All of their property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in any transactions with them.

  • Noor Wali: Noor Wali, also known as Mufti Noor Wali Mehsud, was named the leader of Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in June 2018 following the death of former TTP leader Mullah Fazlullah.  Under Noor Wali’s leadership, TTP has claimed responsibility for numerous deadly terrorist attacks across Pakistan.

  • Marwan Issa: Marwan Issa is the deputy commander of the Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, the operational arm of HAMAS.

  • Muhammad al-Hindi: Muhammad al-Hindi is the Deputy Secretary General of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

  • Baha’ Abu al-‘Ata: Baha’ Abu al-‘Ata, a member of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad’s Higher Military Council, is a commander of the Gaza and North Battalion in the Al-Quds Brigade.

  • Ali Karaki: Ali Karaki, is a senior leader within Hizballah’s Jihad Council. He led Mu’awaniyeh 105 (Southern Command) and was responsible for military operations in southern Lebanon.  Southern Command was divided into five geographic fronts (Mihwar), each consisting of a group of villages in a geographically contiguous strip.

  • Muhammad Haydar: Muhammad Haydar is a senior leader within Hizballah’s Jihad Council.  Haydar was the Chief of Bureau 113, and ran Hizballah networks operating outside of Lebanon and appointed leaders of various units.  He was very close to deceased senior Hizballah official Imad Mughniyah.  In 2004, Haydar was elected to the Lebanese Parliament.

  • Fu’ad Shukr: Fu’ad Shukr, a senior Hizballah Jihad Council member, oversaw Hizballah’s specialized weapons units in Syria, including its missile and rocket unit.  He is a senior military advisor to Hizballah Secretary General Hasan Nasrallah and played a central role in the planning and execution of the October 23, 1983 U.S. Marine Corps Barracks Bombing in Beirut, Lebanon, which killed 241 U.S. service personnel.

  • Ibrahim ‘Aqil: Ibrahim ‘Aqil, a senior Hizballah Jihad Council member, is Hizballah’s military operations commander.

  • Hajji Taysir: Hajji Taysir is an ISIS senior leader and reports to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.  As the ISIS Wali of Iraq and former amir of improvised explosive devices, Hajji Taysir likely ordered IED attacks in the region.  He was considered a booby-trap expert while working in ISIS’ booby-trap headquarters in 2016.

  • Abu Abdullah ibn Umar al-Barnawi: Abu Abdullah ibn Umar al-Barnawi, Amir of ISIS-West Africa, was previously active in Boko Haram.

  • Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan: Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan is the amir of ISIS-Philippines and is the mastermind behind the January 27, 2019 Jolo City cathedral bombing that killed 23 and wounded 109.

  • Hurras al-Din: Hurras al-Din is an al-Qa’ida-affiliated jihadist group that emerged in Syria in early 2018 after several factions broke away from Hayat Tahrir al-Sham.

  • Faruq al-Suri: Syrian national Faruq al-Suri, also known as Abu Humam al-Shami, is the leader of Hurras al-Din and a former al-Nusra Front military commander in Syria.

Terrorist designations expose and isolate organizations and individuals, and deny them access to the U.S. financial system.  Moreover, designations can assist the law enforcement activities of U.S. agencies and other governments.

This Administration will continue to aggressively use all levers of American power, including financial sanctions, to target terrorists who plot murderous operations to indiscriminately kill innocent civilians around the world, and those who enable, facilitate, and finance their heinous acts.

A list of State Department-designated individuals and entities is available here: https://www.state.gov/terrorist-designations-and-state-sponsors-of-terrorism/.

and one about the changes to Executive Order 13224:

Today, the President signed an Executive Order modernizing and expanding sanctions to combat terrorism.  This Executive Order – the most significant update of terrorism designation authorities since the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks – enhances the United States’ ability to target and deprive terrorists and their enablers of financial, material, and logistical support worldwide.  Today’s expansion of our counterterrorism authorities enables us to more effectively sanction the leaders of terrorist organizations, as well as those who participate in training to commit acts of terrorism.  This Order also puts foreign financial institutions on notice that they risk sanctions if they knowingly conduct or facilitate any significant transactions on behalf of designated terrorists.

The State Department is moving aggressively to implement these new authorities.  Today, the Department has designated one terrorist group – Hurras al-Din, an al-Qa’ida affiliate in Syria – as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT).  The Department has also designated as SDGTs 12 leaders of previously designated groups, including Hizballah, HAMAS, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, ISIS, ISIS-Philippines, ISIS-West Africa, and Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan.  In addition to these actions, the Department of the Treasury has designated 15 additional terrorists affiliated with ISIS, ISIS-Philippines, ISIS-Khorasan, al-Qa’ida, HAMAS, and Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force under the same authority.

Today’s actions ensure that no effort is spared to preserve the security of the United States, modernize our tools and authorities to counter terrorism, and deny terrorists the resources to plan and carry out attacks.

Links:

OFAC Notice

New Executive Order

Executive Orders 13224, 12947

State Department Designations Press Release, Executive Order Press Release

Treasury Press Release

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