The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) recently sanctioned six individuals, designating them as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224.
OFAC designated four of the individuals — Abdul Samad Sani, Abdul Qadeer Basir Abdul Baseer, Hafiz Mohammed Popalzai, and Maulawi Inayatullah — for acting on behalf of the Taliban. The other two individuals — Faqir Muhammad and Gula Khan Hamidi — were sanctioned for acting on behalf of the Haqqani Network.
The designations block all property and interests in property of the SDGTs subject to U.S. jurisdiction and generally prohibit U.S. persons from engaging in transactions with them.
“We are targeting six individuals related to the Taliban or Haqqani Network who have been involved in attacks on Coalition troops, smuggling of individuals, or financing these terrorist groups,” Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Sigal Mandelker said. “This action supports the President’s South Asia Strategy by disrupting these terrorist organizations and publically exposing individuals who facilitate their activities. The Pakistani government must work with us to deny the Taliban and the Haqqani Network sanctuary and to aggressively target their terrorist fundraising.”