On 24 September 2014, the US Treasury Department named 11 individuals and one entity as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs), pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224.
The targets listed are accused of having worked with a range of terrorist organisations – the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), al Nusrah Front, al-Qaida and its affiliates, and Jemaah Islamiya – to send financial and material support and foreign terrorist fighters to Syria and elsewhere.
The action is aimed to complement the United Nations Security Council’s adoption of a resolution focused on preventing and disrupting the financial activities of foreign terrorist fighters and thwarting their efforts to travel across border, as we reported previously on this blog.
“Today’s broadly scoped designations will disrupt efforts by ISIL, al Nusrah Front, al-Qaida, and Jemaah Islamiya to raise, transport, and access funds that facilitate foreign terrorist fighters,” said David S. Cohen, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. “These steps, taken the same day as the adoption of a new United Nations Security Council Resolution, affirm the commitment of the United States and our partners to degrade and destroy terrorist access to financing.”
The following two individuals have been designated for acting for or on behalf of ISIL: Tarkhan Tayumurazovich Batirashvili; Tariq Bin-Al-Tahar Bin Al Falih Al-‘Awni Al-Harzi; ‘Abd al-Aziz Aday Zimin al-Fadhil; Ashraf Muhammad Yusuf ‘Uthman ‘Abd al-Salam; ‘Abd al-Malik Muhammad Yusuf ‘Uthman ‘Abd al-Salam (AKA Umar al-Qatari); Fatih Hasar; Hamad Awad Dahi Sarhan al-Shammari; Ibrahim ‘Isa Hajji Muhammad al-Bakr; Bambang Sukirno; Angga Dimas Pershada; and Wiji Joko Santoso. The Hilal Ahmar Society Indonesia has also been listed.