Treasury Imposes Sanctions on Individuals Linked to the Taliban and Haqqani Network

( Archived Content ) WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury ’ mho Office of Foreign Assets Control ( OFAC ) today designated two individuals pursuant to Executive Order ( E.O. ) 13224. Bakht Gul, a Haqqani Network communications official, is being designated for acting for or on behalf of Badruddin Haqqani and Abdul Baqi Bari, a Taliban financier, is being designated for providing fiscal patronize for, and or fiscal services to, the Taliban.

 

Badruddin Haqqani is a Haqqani Network commanding officer who was previously designated by the U.S. Department of State in May 2011 under E.O. 13224. The United States listed the Taliban as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist entity in July 2002.

 

“ By designating these individuals today, Treasury is taking another step to ensure all those who perpetuate ongoing ferocity and terrorist activities in Afghanistan and Pakistan will continue to be marginalized and cut off from the international fiscal system, and they will find it increasingly difficult to carry out their objectives, ” said Adam Szubin, Director of Treasury ’ south OFAC. As a result of today ’ randomness action, all property in the United States or in the possession or control of U.S. persons in which Bakht Gul or Abdul Baqi Bari has an matter to is blocked, and U.S. persons are prohibited from engaging in transactions with them. Bakht Gul Bakht Gul has been a winder Haqqani Network communications official since at least 2009. Gul works directly for aged Haqqani Network drawing card Badruddin Haqqani and has served as a doorkeeper for Badruddin. Gul ‘s responsibilities include relaying reports from commanders in Afghanistan to senior Haqqani Network officials, Taliban media officials, and legitimate media outlets in Afghanistan. Gul besides works with Haqqani Network officials, including Badruddin Haqqani, to coordinate the drift of Haqqani insurgents, foreign fighters, and weapons. As of 2010, Gul relayed operational orders from Badruddin Haqqani to fighters in Afghanistan. In addition to the reasons for which he is being designated, Gul distributed money to Haqqani Network sub-commanders traveling into Afghanistan in late 2009. Abdul Baqi Bari Abdul Baqi Bari has served as a Taliban money launderer and fiscal coach since at least 2001. He has used Pakistani banks to secure money given to him by Taliban sources and in 2002 gave an individual $ 2.6 million in Taliban money to deposit in separate depository financial institution accounts. Bari has besides used a company to funnel funds to support Taliban and al-qaeda activity in Afghanistan. In 2002, al-qaeda senior leader Usama Bin Laden provided Bari and an associate $ 500,000 to purchase a factory for the company, and Taliban personnel subsequently established satellite offices throughout Afghanistan. The lapp calendar month, Afghanistan ‘s Pajhwok news overhaul reported that, in the dusky of the Taliban government, Mullah Omar had ordered the payment of $ 168 million from Afghanistan ‘s national bank to a number of individuals, among whom Bari was at the top of the list, according to the chief of Interpol in Afghanistan. Recipients of the money allegedly launched businesses inside and outside Afghanistan and were funding terrorists in the region. Pakistani authorities froze more than $ 5 million in funds belonging to two of Bari ‘s companies. Mullah Omar directed Bari in 2001 to allocate money from his businesses to pay al-qaeda and taliban supporters. Bari used money commute businesses in Pakistan to funnel fiscal back to the Taliban and al-qaeda and, in one case, conducted a $ 400,000 hawala transfer for Mullah Omar. During the Taliban government, the Taliban transferred $ 2.8 million from an report in Europe to Bari for fear that their accounts would be frozen. The Taliban would get money from Bari as they needed it, basically using him as the Taliban ‘s bank. Bari kept the money in deposit accounts outside of Afghanistan so that the accounts would not be frozen by the raw Afghan Government. Bari has besides served as an mediator in procuring weapons for the Taliban. In addition to the reasons for which he is being designated, in March 2006, Pakistani newspaper Dawn reported that Bari was wanted by Interpol in Kabul in connection to cases regarding funding the Taliban and that Pakistan had frozen 31 bank accounts belonging to Bari, his brother, and their sons on charges of funneling money to the Taliban. additionally, according to Pakistani media reporting in January 2006, Pakistan ‘s Federal Investigation Agency Special Investigation Group ( SIG ) froze 15 bank accounts of two companies owned by Bari and his class members at Interpol ‘s request. taliban drawing card Mullah Omar reportedly had a share in both companies. SIG seized documents indicating one of the companies ‘ interest in transferring money to the Taliban, and Interpol said the companies were established during Taliban dominion. Identifying Information: name :

 

Bakht Gul AKA :

 

Bakhta Gul AKA :

 

Bakht Gul Bahar AKA :

 

Shuqib post-office box :

  

Aki Village, Zadran District, Paktiya Province, Afghanistan DOB :

 

1980 nationality :

 

Afghan

kin :

 

Zadran residency :

 

Miram Shah, North Waziristan, federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan name :

 

Abdul Baqi Bari AKA :

 

Rais Abdul Bari Ishaqzai AKA :

 

‘Abd Al-Baqi Muhammad Ibrahim AKA :

 

‘Abd Labaqi Muhammad Ibrahim AKA :

 

Haji Abdul Bari AKA :

 

Abdul Bari AKA :

 

Abdul Baki AKA :

 

‘Abd Al-Bari AKA :

 

‘Abd Al-Baki AKA :

 

Abdul Baqi AKA :

 

Abdelbaki DOB :

 

1 January 1953 Alt. DOB :

 

1952 post-office box :

  

      

Kandahar, Afghanistan Afghan Passport Number :

     

   

306749 ( under mention ‘Abd Al-Baqi Muhammad Ibrahim ) Passport Expiration Date :

     

   

28 June 2014 Alt. Afghan Passport Number :

 

47168

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