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OFAC Sanctions-a-Rama! New Counter-Terrorism designations, plus some adds, some removals…

Today, OFAC added the following persons: AKAR, Ezzat Youssef (Arabic: عزت يوسف أكار) (a.k.a. AKAR, Izzat; a.k.a. AKAR, Izzat Youssef; a.k.a. AKKAR, Izzat Yusif), Al-Kyam Hayy al-Sharqi, Marjayun, Al-Nabtiyah, Lebanon; DOB 01 Nov 1967; POB Al-Kiyam, Lebanon; nationality Lebanon; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions Pursuant to the […]

EU adds one to counter terror list

EU fight against terrorism: one person added to the ISIL/Da’esh and Al-Qaida list The Council today decided to add one person to the EU sanctions regime against ISIL/Da’esh and Al-Qaida and persons, groups, undertakings and entities associated with them. The sanctioned person, Mesut Sekerci, will now be subject to restrictive measures […]

Aussies play catch-up on terror, CAR, Yemen – plus make changes to autonomous Ukraine sanctions

Notice of Changes to the Consolidated List Autonomous Sanctions (Designated Persons and Entities and Declared Persons—Ukraine) Amendment (No. 1) Instrument 2021 Following registration of the Legislative Instruments made by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, DFAT has updated the Consolidated List. The Instrument can be found at: Security Council Committee established […]

SECO amends 1 counter terror listing

Swiss officials have updated the following record under their bin Laden/Al-Qaida/Taliban counter terrorism sanctions program: SSID: 10-14923 Foreign identifier: QI.B.217.06. Name: Abu Bakar Ba’asyir DOB: 17 Aug 1938 POB: Jombang, East Java, Indonesia Good quality a.k.a.: a) Abu Bakar Baasyir b) Abu Bakar Bashir c) Abdus Samad d) Abdus Somad […]

US seizes terrorist websites

Department of Justice U.S. Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Virginia FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, March 25, 2021 United States Seizes Websites Used by Foreign Terrorist Organization ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The United States has seized “” and “,” two websites that were unlawfully utilized by Kata’ib Hizballah, a Specially Designated National […]

Rewards for Justice: Salim Jamil Ayyash

Rewards for Justice – Reward Offer for Information on Salim Jamil Ayyash MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON MARCH 29, 2021 Share The U.S. Department of State’s Rewards for Justice program is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information leading to the location or identification of Salim Jamil Ayyash, a senior operative […]

SECO also updates 8 counter terror listings

Swiss authorities have updated the following 8 bin Laden/Al-Qaida/Taliban counter terrorism sanctions listings (looks like the same ones that I already blogged about OFSI doing): SSID: 10-14604 Foreign identifier: QI.A.253.08. Name: Khalifa Muhammad Turki Al- Subaiy DOB: 1 Jan 1965 POB: Doha, Qatar Good quality a.k.a.: a) Khalifa Mohd Turki […]