OFAC ADDS KATIBAT AL TAWHID WAL JIHAD TO ITS ISIL/AL-QAIDA SANCTIONS LIST

On 7 March, OFAC added this organisation, a militant Jihadist group. It was founded in Jordan in 1999, to its sanctions lists.  The US State Department says that the group operates primarily in Idlib Province, Syria and cooperates with other designated terrorist groups. In addition to engaging in terrorist activities in Syria, it has also been responsible for conducting external attacks, such as the Saint Petersburg metro attack in April 2017 which killed 14 passengers and injured 50 others, as well as a suicide car bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan in August 2016 which wounded 3 people.

https://www.state.gov/terrorist-designation-of-katibat-al-tawhid-wal-jihad/

https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/recent-actions/20220307

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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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