On 17 October, OFAC announced that it had designated a network of al-Shabaab financial facilitators who hold leadership roles within al-Shabaab and act as key interlocutors between the group and local companies in Somalia.  This network has engaged in weapons procurement, financial facilitation, and recruitment activities for al-Shabaab.  In addition to being leaders within al-Shabaab, these facilitators have had direct contact with other previously designated al-Shabaab officials.



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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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