Farrukh Furkatovitch Fayzimatov

Farrukh Furkatovitch Fayzimatov is a U.S.-designated recruiter and financier for Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS). On July 28. 2021, the U.S. Department of the Treasury designated Fayzimatov as a Specially Designated National (SDN) for providing financial and material support to a terror organization.“Treasury Designates Al-Qa’ida-Linked Financial Facilitators in Turkey and Syria,” U.S. Department of the Treasury, July 28, 2021, https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0293.

Syria-based Fayzimatov allegedly utilized social media to post propaganda, recruit new members, and solicit donations for the internationally sanctioned HTS.“Treasury Designates Al-Qa’ida-Linked Financial Facilitators in Turkey and Syria,” U.S. Department of the Treasury, July 28, 2021, https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0293; Thomas Joscelyn, “Al Qaeda and allies announce ‘new entity’ in Syria,” Long War Journal, January 28, 2017, http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2017/01/al-qaeda-and-allies-announce-new-entity-in-syria.php. Fayzimatov also purchased equipment, particularly motorbikes, for HTS. The purchases were funded through community fundraising campaigns that Fayzimatov had organized.“Treasury Designates Al-Qa’ida-Linked Financial Facilitators in Turkey and Syria,” U.S. Department of the Treasury, July 28, 2021, https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0293.

According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Fayzimatov holds a digital currency address listed as XBT 17a5bpKvEp1j1Trs4qTbcNZrby53JbaS9C.“Counter Terrorism Designations; Syria and Syria-Related Designations and Designations Updates,” U.S. Department of the Treasury, July 28, 2021, https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/recent-actions/20210728. According to media sources, the wallet belonging to Fayzimatov made 24 transactions on the bitcoin blockchain. The wallet is now empty, but reportedly sent about 0.25 BTC in total.Cheyenne Ligon, “US Sanctions Bitcoin Address Belonging to Suspected Syria-Based Terrorist Fundraiser,” Coindesk, July 28, 2021, https://www.coindesk.com/us-sanctions-a-bitcoin-address-belonging-to-suspected-syria-based-terrorist-fundraiser.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury designated Fayzimatov on July 28, 2021, for materially assisting and providing financial support to HTS.“Treasury Designates Al-Qa’ida-Linked Financial Facilitators in Turkey and Syria,” U.S. Department of the Treasury, July 28, 2021, https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/jy0293.

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury designated Farrukh Furkatovitch Fayzimatov as a Specially Designated National on July 28, 2021.“Counter Terrorism Designations; Syria and Syria-Related Designations and Designations Updates,” U.S. Department of the Treasury, July 28, 2021, https://home.treasury.gov/policy-issues/financial-sanctions/recent-actions/20210728.

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