ABU DHABI 26 July 2017 (Wam): With reference to the joint statement issued earlier on 25th July, 2017, by the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Arab Republic of Egypt where the quartet added nine charity organisations and nine individuals to their terror lists, following are the details of the added entities and individuals along with their affiliations:
-Support for terrorist militias in Syria
Khalid Saeed al-Bounein
Khalid Saeed al-Bounein was a Doha-based fundraiser for terrorist militants in Syria, leading fundraising initiatives with UN and US sanctioned al-Qaida facilitators Saad bin Saad al-Kabi and Abd al-Latif bin Abdullah al-Kuwari. Khalid al-Bounein served as a point of contact for the fundraising campaign in Qatar between 2012 and 2014.
In 2016, Khalid Saeed al-Bounein participated in a Qatar Charity delegation to Iraq that included Qatar Charity official and designated supporter of terrorist militants in Syria, Mohammed Jassim al-Sulaiti, who was designated in the list issued by the four countries calling for combating terrorism.
AKA: خالد سعيد فضل راشد الرومي البوعينين
AKA: خالد سعيد البوعينين
AKA: Khaled Saeed Alboenain
Location: Doha, Qatar
DOB: 1 January 1968
Saleh bin Ahmed al-Ghanim
Qatari national Saleh bin Ahmed al-Ghanim worked with UN and US sanctioned al-Qaida facilitator Saad bin Saad al-Kabi to raise funds for terrorist militants in Syria. In 2013, Saleh al-Ghanim participated in a Qatar-based fundraising event for terrorist militants in Syria alongside UN and US sanctioned al-Qaida facilitators Khalifa Muhammad Turki al-Subaiy and Saad al-Kabi, and Abdul Aziz bin Khalifa al-Attiyah and Wagdy Ghoneim, who are sanctioned by the four countries calling for combating terrorism. Saleh al-Ghanim also solicited support for the fundraising campaign on social media. Saleh bin Ahmed al-Ghanim has used social media to express support for al-Qaida and Usama bin Laden.
Saleh al-Ghanim was a founding member of the board of directors for the al-Rayyan Sports Club in Qatar, which was headed by Qatar’s former Interior Minister and terrorist supporter Abdullah bin Khalid Al Thani (sanctioned by the four countries calling for combating terrorism in June 2017).
AKA: صالح بن أحمد الغانم
Shaqer Jummah al-Shahwani
Qatari national and UN and US designated Shaqer Jummah al-Shahwani was identified as a representative in Qatar for UN and US designated al-Qaida facilitator Hajjaj bin Fahd al-Ajmi and his fundraising initiatives for terrorist militants in Syria. Shaqer al-Shahwani organized events for Hajjaj al-Ajmi in Qatar, where Hajjaj al-Ajmi encouraged followers to support terror in Syria. In 2013, Shaqer al-Shahwani was identified as a point of contact in Qatar for donations to terrorist fighters in Syria.
Shahwani is an accredited scholar of the Qatari Ministry of Endowments and has delivered lectures at state-run religious institutions. Shaqer al-Shahwani has held positions in and led projects for Qatari organizations Eid Charity, RAF Foundation and Qatar Charity, which are sanctioned by the four countries calling for combating terrorism.
AKA: شقر جمعة الشهواني
AKA: شقر الهاجري
AKA: Shaqer al-Shahwani
AKA: Shaqer al-Hajri
-Hamid Hamad Hamid al-Ali
Hamid Hamad al-Ali was sanctioned by the UN and the US government in 2014 for raising funds, recruiting and facilitating the travel of fighters looking to join al-Nusra Front in Syria. According to the UN, Hamid Hamad al-Ali attempted to mediate a reconciliation between the leaders of al-Nusra Front and Daesh (ISIS), and has traveled to Syria several times to meet with al-Nusra Front leader Abu Mohammed al-Jawlani and Daesh leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Hamid Hamad al-Ali referred to himself as an “al-Qaida commando.”
Hamid Hamad al-Ali assisted al-Qaida led fundraising campaigns in Qatar. In 2013, Hamid Hamad al-Ali solicited donations for terrorist militants in Syria alongside Qatari nationals Saad bin Saad al-Kabi and Abd al-Latif al-Kawari, UN and US sanctioned al Qaida facilitators.
Also in 2013, Hamid Hamad al-Ali endorsed the Ansar al-Sham Campaign which raised funds in Qatar for the procurement of weapons, artillery and aid to terrorist militants in Syria. The Ansar al-Sham campaign solicited donations on social media from Qatar-based supporters for al-Nusra Front.
Hamid Hamad al-Ali supported deceased al-Qaida leader Muhammad Yusuf Uthman Abd al-Salam (aka Abu Abdalaziz al-Qatari) and his Jund al-Aqsa militia in Syria. Abu Abdalaziz al-Qatari found refuge in Qatar after he fled Iraq around 2004, having been identified as a leader of al Qaida in Iraq along with Abu Musab al Zarqawi. In Qatar, Abu Abdalaziz al-Qatari was a financial and logistical facilitator for terrorist fighters in Iraq, according to a biography published by his supporters. Abu Abdalaziz al-Qatari later moved to Syria to establish the US sanctioned Jund al-Aqsa militia.
AKA: حامد حمد حامد العلي
AKA: أبو سلطان
AKA: Hamid Hamad al-‘Ali
AKA: Hamad Hamid al-‘Ali
AKA: Abu Sultan
DOB: 17 November 1960
Passport: Kuwait 001714467
Alternate Passport: 101505554
-Support for al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) fronts in Yemen
Abdullah Mohammed al-Yazidi
In May 2016, Abdullah Mohammed al-Yazidi was detained by local Yemeni security forces for providing support to AQAP. AQAP condemned the arrest of al-Yazidi and advocated for his release.
Abdullah al-Yazidi is the President of al-Ihsan Charitable Society in Yemen (designated herein), a partner of US sanctioned AQAP charity Rahma Charitable Organization (also designated herein). In 2016, Qatar’s Eid Charity and Qatar Charity sponsored projects in Hadramout province in Yemen alongside al-Ihsan Charitable Society and Abdullah al-Yazidi, according to local media reporting on the projects.
Abdullah al-Yazidi was a member of AQAP’s Hadhrami Domestic Council while the group was in control of Mukalla, Yemen in 2015. In early 2016, the Hadhrami Domestic Council chose Abdullah al-Yazidi to restructure the leadership of the administration authority.
In June 2017, the US government identified the Hadhrami Domestic Council as a “prox[y] or cover organization” established by AQAP to “help govern territories it controls, and to manage issues such as administration, economics, security, and building relationships with citizens” in Yemen. The Hadhrami Domestic Council was established by AQAP in Mukalla, Yemen in April 2015 after AQAP took control of the city that same month, and prior to Mukalla’s liberation by Yemeni and Saudi-led coalition forces in mid-2016.
Abdullah al-Yazidi is a founding member of the Global Anti-Aggression Campaign, led by UN and US sanctioned Qatari al-Qaida financier Abd al-Rahman bin Umayr al-Nuaimi and other sanctioned al-Qaida facilitators.
AKA: عبدالله محمد اليزيدي
POB: Al-Qarah, Ghayl Ba Wazir, Yemen
Ahmed Ali Ahmed Baraoud
In May 2016, Ahmed Ali Ahmed Baraoud was detained by Yemeni security forces for providing support to AQAP. AQAP condemned the arrest of Ahmed Baraoud and advocated for his release.
Ahmed Baraoud was a manager of US sanctioned AQAP charity Rahma Charitable Organization (also designated herein). In February 2014, Qatar’s Eid Charity sponsored an event in Hadramout province that hosted Ahmed Baraoud as a guest of honour, according to local media coverage of the event.
Ahmed Baraoud was a member of AQAP’s Hadhrami Domestic Council while the group was in control of Mukalla in 2015. In June 2017, the US government identified the Hadhrami Domestic Council as a “prox[y] or cover organization” established by AQAP to “help govern territories it controls, and to manage issues such as administration, economics, security, and building relationships with citizens” in Yemen.
AKA: أحمد بن علي بن أحمد برّعود
AKA: أحمد بن علي برعود
AKA: Ahmed bin Ali bin Ahmed Baraoud
AKA: Ahmed Ali Ahmed Berraud
AKA: Ahmed Ali bin Raoud
POB: Shihr, Hadramout, Yemen
-Al-Balagh Charitable Foundation
As of 2014, the al-Balagh Charitable Foundation in Hadramout, Yemen was led by Ahmed Ali Baraoud (designated herein); Baraoud was also a manager of AQAP’s Rahma Charitable Organisation (designated herein), which was sanctioned by the US government in December 2016. In 2014, Qatar’s Eid Charity sponsored an Al-Balagh Charitable Foundation event in Hadramout Province, according to local reporting of the event.
AKA: مؤسسة البلاغ الخيرية
Location: Ash Shihr, Yemen
-Al-Ihsan Charitable Society
Abdullah Mohammed al-Yazidi (designated herein) is the president of the Yemeni al-Ihsan Charitable Society. Al-Ihsan Charitable Society jointly hosts events in Yemen with AQAP’s Rahma Charitable Organization (designated herein).
As of June 2017, Qatar’s Eid Charity and Qatar Charity funded projects in Yemen, executed by al-Ihsan Charitable Society, according to reports published by the Yemeni charity. As of July 2017, al-Ihsan Charitable Society identified Qatar-based RAF Foundation, Eid Charity and Qatar Charity as their “partners in development” on its official website.
Qatar Charity initiatives in Yemen are overseen by Nasr Qaed al-Zaeem, who has served as the Director of Qatar Charity operations in Yemen since mid-2015.
AKA: جمعية الإحسان الخيرية
AKA: Al-Ehsan Charitable Association
Bank Account: 40030 (Saba Islamic Bank – al-Qadisiyah Branch)
Bank Account: 10800350 (Tadhamon Islamic Bank – Taiz Street Branch)
-Rahma Charitable Organization
The Rahma Charitable Organization in Hadramout province, Yemen, was sanctioned by the US government in December 2016 for acting as an AQAP front organization.
As of June 2017, Rahma Charitable Organization was a partner of the al-Ihsan Charitable Society (designated herein), which has implemented projects in Yemen with support from several Qatari charities, including the RAF Foundation, Eid Charity and Qatar Charity.
AKA: مؤسسة الرحمة الاجتماعية الخيرية
AKA: مؤسسة الرحمة الخيرية
AKA: al-Rahma Charity Foundation
AKA: al-Rahma Foundation
AKA: al-Rahmah Charitable Association
AKA: al-Rahmah Charity Foundation
AKA: al-Rahmah Charity Organization
AKA: al-Rahmah Foundation
AKA: al-Rahmah Organization
AKA: al-Rahmah Welfare Organization
AKA: al-Rahman Welfare Organization
AKA: Ar Rahmah Charity Foundation
AKA: Ar Rahmah Foundation
AKA: El Rahmah Charity Foundation
AKA: El Rahmah Foundation
AKA: Muassassat al-Rahmah
AKA: Muassassat al-Rahmah al-Khayriyyah
AKA: Rahma Charitable Organization
AKA: Rahma Welfare Association
AKA: Rahma Welfare Foundation
AKA: Al-Rahma Charitable Social Foundation
-Mohammed Bakr al-Dabaa
Mohammed Bakr al-Dabaa is a senior official for the al-Ihsan Charitable Society (designated herein) in Hadramout province. In January 2016, Mohammed al-Dabaa inaugurated projects in Hadramout province sponsored by Qatar’s Eid Charity and Qatar Charity, alongside AQAP supporter Abdullah al-Yazidi (designated herein), according to local media reporting of the events.
In late 2015, Mohammed al-Dabaa worked with AQAP’s Hadhrami Domestic Council and its leadership to oversee projects and activities in Mukalla while the city was under AQAP control. In June 2017, the US government identified the Hadhrami Domestic Council as a “prox[y] or cover organization” established by AQAP to “help govern territories it controls, and to manage issues such as administration, economics, security, and building relationships with citizens” in Yemen.
AKA: محمد بكر الدباء
-Support for terrorist militants in Libya
-Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council The Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council (“BRSC”) was formed in eastern Libya in mid-2014 as a coalition of terrorist militias that included the UN and US sanctioned Ansar al-Sharia Benghazi and the Rafallah Sahati Brigade (designated herein).
-Ismail Mohammed al-Sallabi — a key recipient of Qatari financial and military support during the Libyan revolution and a commander of the Benghazi Defense Brigades — is a commander in the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council. Ismail Mohammed al-Sallabi is designated by the four countries calling for combating terrorism in June 2017.
Ansar al-Sharia leader Mohammed Ali al-Zahawi (now deceased) was also a leader of the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council until his death in January 2015. Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council commander Mohammed Saeed al-Darsi was convicted in Jordan in 2007 for coordinating a series of failed al-Qaida suicide attacks against Amman’s airport and other civilian targets in Jordan.
In 2015 and until early 2016, the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council fought alongside the Libyan branch of Daesh (ISIS / ISIL), according to the United Nations and statements by the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council’s leadership.
AKA: مجلس شورى ثوار بنغازي
AKA: Shura Council of Benghazi Revolutionaries
-Al-Saraya Media Center
Al-Saraya Media Center is the media wing of the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council (designated herein). The Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council uses al-Saraya Media Center to publicize operations of the group and promote its extremist agenda.
Twitter and Facebook have suspended the accounts of al-Saraya Media Center.
AKA: مركز السرايا للإعلام
AKA: Sraya Media
Twitter: @SRAYAMEDIA (suspended)
Facebook: @SRAYAMEDIA (suspended)
-Boshra News Agency
Boshra News Agency is the official media outlet of the Benghazi Defense Brigades in Libya — a terrorist militia designated by the four countries calling for combating terrorism in June 2017. Boshra News Agency published the founding statement of Benghazi Defense Brigades that featured Benghazi Defense Brigades leader Ismail Mohammed al-Sallabi, a key recipient of Qatari financial and military support in Libya.
In July 2016, the Benghazi Defense Brigades used Boshra News Agency to take credit for its attack on a military helicopter outside Benghazi that resulted in the death of French military personnel, and to issue follow on threats against France for its involvement in Libya.
In March 2017, Al-Jazeera jointly covered a Benghazi Defense Brigades press conference alongside Boshra News Agency.
AKA: وكالة بشرى الاخبارية
AKA: مؤسسة بشرى الإعلامية
AKA: Bushra News Agency
AKA: Boshra Media Foundation
AKA: Boshra Advertising Foundation
Twitter: @BoshraNews (suspended)
-Al-Saadi Abdullah Ibrahim Bukhazem
Al-Saadi Abdullah Ibrahim Bukhazem (aka “Al-Saadi al-Nawfali”) is a founder and leader of the Benghazi Defense Brigades in Libya — a terrorist militia designated by the four countries calling for combating terrorism in June 2017. Al-Nawfali fought with al-Qaida militants in Iraq before returning to Libya to serve as a commander in Ansar al-Sharia. Al-Nawfali was involved in a March 2017 attack by terrorist militants on Libyan oil facilities west of Benghazi. Al-Nawfali is an associate of al-Qaida leader Mokhtar Belmokhtar. In 2015, Mokhtar Belmokhtar was targeted in a US airstrike near Benghazi at a gathering of Ansar al-Sharia and other militant leaders at a farm belonging to Al-Saadi al-Nawfali, according to regional media reporting.
AKA: الساعدي عبدالله إبراهيم بوخزيم
AKA: الساعدي النوفلي
AKA: أبو عبد الله
AKA: Al-Saadi al-Nawfali
AKA: Abu Abdullah
POB: Ajdabiya, Libya
-Ahmed Abd al-Jaleel al-Hasnawi
Ahmed Abd al-Jaleel al-Hasnawi is a militia leader in southern Libya. Hasnawi provided logistical support to terrorist organisations in the Sahel region, including al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) and Ansar al-Dine in Mali, according to the UN. In February 2017, Ahmed al-Hasnawi met with Benghazi Defense Brigades leaders, including Ismail Mohammed al-Sallabi, to coordinate operations, according to the UN and reporting from Boshra News Agency (designated herein).
AKA: أحمد عبدالجليل الحسناوي
AKA: أحمد الحسناوي
-Rafallah Sahati Brigade
The Rafallah Sahati Brigade is a terrorist militia previously led by Ismail Mohammed al-Sallabi — a leader of the Benghazi Defense Brigades and key recipient of Qatari support in Libya. Rafallah Sahati is a member of the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council (designated herein). Mohammed Ali al-Zahawi, the deceased leader of al-Qaida’s Ansar al-Sharia Benghazi, was a commander of the Rafallah Sahati Brigade.
AKA: كتيبة راف الله السحاتي
AKA: سرايا راف الله السحاتي
AKA: ميليشيا راف الله السحاتي
AKA: Saraya Rafallah Sahati
AKA: Rafallah Sahati militia
Nabaa TV is a Libyan media outlet controlled by Abd al-Hakim Belhaj, the former leader of al-Qaida’s Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) who is sanctioned by the four countries calling for combating terrorism in June 2017. During the Libyan uprisings in 2011, Abd al-Hakim Belhaj commanded the Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade, a Libyan militia armed and trained by Qatari Special Forces units in western Libya. Nabaa TV is used by Belhaj and his associates to promote a terrorist ideology and agenda in Libya. Nabaa TV publishes statements in support of terrorist militias, including the Benghazi Defense Brigades and the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council (designated herein). Nabaa TV endorses attacks and activities of terrorist militias in Libya. Nabaa TV has broadcast reports of militant operations produced by the media wing of the Benghazi Revolutionaries Shura Council, al-Saraya Media Center (designated herein).
A founder of Nabaa TV formerly served as a producer for Al-Jazeera in Qatar. Nabaa TV correspondents have received training at the Aljazeera Media Training and Development Center in Doha.
AKA: قناة النبأ
-Tanasuh Foundation for Dawa, Culture and Media
The Tanasuh Foundation for Dawa, Culture, and Media in Libya has been used by Benghazi Defense Brigades’ religious leader Sadiq Abd al-Rahman al-Gharyani to endorse attacks by, and broadcast messages to, terrorist militants in Libya, according to statements published by Tanasuh and media reports. In 2014, the government of the United Kingdom banned Sadiq al-Gharyani for his use of the Tanasuh Foundation to support Libya Dawn’s takeover of Tripoli, according to media reports. Sadiq al-Gharyani is sanctioned by the four countries calling for combating terrorism in June 2017. Tanasuh Foundation is managed by Sadiq al-Gharyani’s son Suhail al-Gharyani.
Former LIFG leader Sami Mustafa Khalifa al-Saadi hosted programs for the Tanasuh Foundation. Tanasuh Foundation official Abdul Basset Ghwela was an associate of Salman Abedi, the perpetrator of the May 2017 terrorist attack on the Manchester Arena in the UK, according to media reports.
AKA: مؤسسة التناصح للدعوة والثقافة والإعلام
AKA: قناة التناصح
AKA: مؤسسـة التناصـح الإعلامية
AKA: Tanasuh TV
AKA: Tanasuh Media Foundation
AKA: Tanasuh FM 102.1
Satellite frequency: 10727 (NileSat); 11765 (Arabsat) Location: Tripoli, Libya
By Eudore R. Chand