On 28 July, OFAC announced that 8 new individuals and 10 new entities added to SDN Lists.  In addition, the existing entries for Kifah MOULHEM and the SYRIAN MILITARY INTELLIGENCE have been amended. The changes include 8 Syrian prisons run by the Assad regime’s intelligence apparatus, which have been sites of human rights abuses against political prisoners and other detainees; and 5 senior security officials of regime entities that control these detention facilities.  OFAC is also sanctioning Syrian armed group Ahrar al-Sharqiya, which operates in northern Syria, for abuses against civilians, and is also sanctioning 2 of the group’s leaders.  OFAC has also designated a Turkey-based al-Qa’ida financial facilitator for materially assisting al-Qa’ida, and additionally designated a Syria-based terrorist fundraiser and recruiter for providing material support to Hay’et Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS).  These latter designations expose the continued efforts by al-Qa’ida and HTS to use the global formal financial system and highlight the need for continued vigilance against terrorist fundraising and recruitment on the internet.





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Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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