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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