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Terrorism, the US hit Isis’ financial and logistic network

The US puts five companies and four people on the terrorism blacklist. They provided financial and logistical support to Isis. From Syria to Turkey, passing through Afghanistan and Europe

The hunt for Isis continues, not only on the ground but also and above all from the financial point of view. The United States has just included four facilitators and five companies linked to the Islamic State in the black list of terrorism. Most subjects operate in Syria, Turkey, the Gulf area and Europe. For them the charges are to provide financial and logistical support to Daesh. In Afghanistan, moreover, a false charitable association was found that was used as a cover to facilitate the transfer of funds and to support the activities of the local IS group: Isis-Khorasan (ISIS-K). Moreover, the provision coincided with the last meeting of the Counter ISIS Finance Group (CIFG), which includes 56 countries and international organizations. The body aims to isolate the jihadists from the international financial system and to eliminate their sources of income and support.

The natural and legal persons entered the list of facilitators of the Islamic State. For Daesh, that after Qurayshi’s appointment as Caliph tries to regroup, is a blow

The Sahloul Money Exchange (Sahloul), Al-Sultan Money Transfer, Tawasul, ACL Ithalat Ihracat and the Nejaat Social Welfare Organization (Nejaat) were included in the black list. All the companies have supported or directly provided funds, goods, services and technology to Isis. They did it, however, in Turkey, Syria and Western Europe. The natural persons identified by the US, on the other hand, are Ismail and his brother Ahmet Bayaltun, joined by Sayed Habib Ahmad Khan and Rohullah Wakil. The first two dealt with collecting donations to the Islamic State in the Arab world and Asia, as well as distributing them to jihadists. The others were facilitators for ISIS-K and organized false solidarity meetings, in which the Daesh militia actually planned the strategy and attacks in Afghanistan. For IS it is a tough blow, as the group – after the appointment of Qurayshi as Caliph – is trying to regroup.

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