U.S. Treasury Sanctions Turkey-Based Al-Qaeda Financier And Allied Proxy

U.S. Treasury Sanctions Turkey-Based Al-Qaeda Financier And Allied Proxy

The U.S. Treasury Department announced new sanctions against financial facilitators for Al-Qaeda, including one based in Turkey, and a Syrian extremist group allied with Ankara.

Andrew H. Sweet

One of those sanctioned is Hasan Al-Shaban, who the Treasury accuses of serving as a conduit for Al-Qaeda members through several bank accounts. Al-Shaban's accounts coordinate the movement of funds from North Africa, Western Europe, and North America.

A second individual named Farrukh Furkatovitech Fayzimatov is accused of recruiting members, soliciting donations, and disseminating propaganda on behalf of Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS). The militant group, previously known as Al-Nusra Front, serves as Al-Qaeda's branch in Syria.

Accusations of Turkey's recruitment of former ISIS fighters into its proxy formations are not new.

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