November 18, 2019

OFAC designates nine individuals and entities for supporting terrorism

The Office of Foreign Assets Control of the US Department of the Treasury has designated seven Syrian, Turkish and Afghanistan-based entities and two individuals pursuant to Executive Order 13224, as amended,  for providing financial and logistical support to ISIS, and for using false charitable pretenses to facilitate the transfer of funds to ISIS in Afghanistan (ISIS-Khorasan).  The designated entities include two procurement agents based in Turkey, four companies operating in Syria, Turkey and elsewhere, an Afghanistan-based entity purporting to be a social welfare organization, and two senior officials affiliated with ISIS-Khorasan. 

Following these sanctions, US property of the designated entities and individuals is blocked, and US persons are generally prohibited from dealing with the property or interests of blocked or designated persons.