Muhammad Haydar

Muhammad Haydar is a U.S.-designated senior leader within Hezbollah’s Jihad Council—a sub-council that reports to Hezbollah’s Shura Council—which manages resistance activity including oversight, recruitment, training equipment, and security among other activities.“Terrorist Designations under Amended Executive Order to Modernize Sanctions to Combat Terrorism,” U.S. Department of State, September 10, 2019, https://www.state.gov/terrorist-designations-under-amended-executive-order-to-modernize-sanctions-to-combat-terrorism/; “Responses to Information Requests,” Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada,” November 4, 2013, https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/pages/attachments/2015/09/29/lbn104638.e.pdf; Casey L. Addis and Christopher M. Blanchard, “Hezbollah: Background and Issues for Congress,” Congressional Research Service, January 3, 2011, https://fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/R41446.pdf.

According to the U.S. Department of State, Haydar was the chief of Bureau 113, and ran Hezbollah networks operating outside of Lebanon. However, no information on what and where those activities occurred has been documented. Additionally, Haydar is alleged to have appointed leaders to various unspecified Hezbollah units. Haydar was reportedly very close to deceased Hezbollah international operations chief Imad Mughniyah. In 2004, Haydar was elected to the Lebanese Parliament.“Terrorist Designations under Amended Executive Order to Modernize Sanctions to Combat Terrorism,” U.S. Department of State, September 10, 2019, https://www.state.gov/terrorist-designations-under-amended-executive-order-to-modernize-sanctions-to-combat-terrorism/.

On September 10, 2019, the U.S. Department of State listed Haydar as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist for his role in Hezbollah.“Terrorist Designations under Amended Executive Order to Modernize Sanctions to Combat Terrorism,” U.S. Department of State, September 10, 2019, https://www.state.gov/terrorist-designations-under-amended-executive-order-to-modernize-sanctions-to-combat-terrorism/.

United States

The U.S. Department of State listed Muhammad Haydar as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist on September 10, 2019.“Designation of Muhammad Haydar as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist,” Federal Register, September 19, 2019, https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/09/19/2019-20274/designation-of-muhammad-haydar-as-a-specially-designated-global-terrorist.

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