Abd al-Latif Bin ‘Abdallah Salih Muhammad al-Kawari

Abd al-Latif Bin ‘Abdallah Salih Muhammad al-Kawari is a U.S.-sanctioned facilitator, operative, and security official for al-Qaeda based in Qatar.“Treasury Designates Financial Supporters of Al-Qaida and Al-Nusrah Front,” U.S. Department of the Treasury, August 5, 2015, http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl0143.aspx.According to the U.S. government, Kawari worked with fellow operatives in the early 2000s to transfer money to al-Qaeda in Pakistan. In early 2012, Kawari allegedly coordinated the delivery of funds from Qatari financiers to al-Qaeda’s coffers. He was also allegedly responsible for providing the financiers with proof that their funds were delivered to al-Qaeda.“Counter Terrorism Designations,” U.S. Department of the Treasury, August 5, 2015, http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/OFAC-Enforcement/Pages/20150805.aspx.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury designated Kawari as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) on August 5, 2015.“Treasury Designates Financial Supporters of Al-Qaida and Al-Nusrah Front,” U.S. Department of the Treasury, August 5, 2015, http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl0143.aspx. The U.N. Security Council designated Kawari as an associate of al-Qaeda on September 21, 2015.“QDi.380Abd al-Latif bin Abdallah Salih Muhammad al-Kawari,” U.N. Security Council, September 21, 2015, https://www.un.org/sc/suborg/en/sanctions/1267/aq_sanctions_list/summaries/individual/abd-al-latif-bin-abdallah-salih-muhammad-al.

United Nations

September 21, 2015

The U.N. Security Council designated “Abd al-Latif bin Abdallah Salih Muhammad al-Kawari” for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing, or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf of, or in support of” al-Qaeda.“QDi.380Abd al-Latif bin Abdallah Salih Muhammad al-Kawari,” U.N. Security Council, September 21, 2015, https://www.un.org/sc/suborg/en/sanctions/1267/aq_sanctions_list/summaries/individual/abd-al-latif-bin-abdallah-salih-muhammad-al.

United States

August 5, 2015

The U.S. Department of the Treasury designated “Abd al-Latif Bin ‘Abdallah Salih Muhammad al-Kawari” as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) pursuant to Executive Order 13224.“Treasury Designates Financial Supporters of Al-Qaida and Al-Nusrah Front,” U.S. Department of the Treasury, August 5, 2015, http://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Pages/jl0143.aspx.

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