Last week, the US Department of State designated a French national, Joe Asperman, and the group Katibat al-Imam al-Bukhari (KIB), as Specially Designated Global Terrorists pursuant to section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224 (asset freezes imposed). OFAC Notice here.
Joe Asperman was designated for his role as a “senior chemical weapons expert for ISIS”, as well as overseeing “chemical operations production within Syria for ISIS and the deployment of [those] chemical weapons at the battlefront”. Department of State press release here.
KIB was designated for being the “largest Uzbek fighting force in Syria”, and for playing a “significant role in the fighting in northwestern Syria, fighting alongside groups including al-Nusrah Front” (an al-Qa’ida affiliated group in Syria). Department of State press release here.