Saudi Arabia Places 13 Individuals, Three Entities On Its Terrorist List

Saudi Arabia placed 13 people and three entities on its terror list for their alleged involvement in financing terrorist groups.

Saudi’s State Security said that Terrorist Financing Targeting Centre (TFTC) members jointly designated individuals and entities, including those with links with Iran’s IRGC-affiliated Quds Force and Iranian-backed Hezbollah party in Lebanon.

Another four people, including a Syrian and Afghan national, were blacklisted for their ties with the Islamic State (ISIS). A company was also designated for its alleged involvement in financing ISIS.  

Saudi Arabia also designated another six individuals for providing financial support to the Boko Haram group.

Saraya al-Ashtar and Saraya al-Mokhtar were also designated as terrorist outfits.

“This designation continues with the fifth anniversary of TFTC, and it has targeted a broad range of terror financing during the span of time to enhance regional capacity to counter terrorist financing in cooperation with the US,” The Saudi State Security said in a statement.

The statement added that the latest designation is an extension for TFTC member states to continue to achieve TFTC goals.

TFTC, a multilateral body to strengthen cooperation among seven countries, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and the US was formed in 2017 aimed at preventing threats arising from financing terrorism.

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