The U.S. Department of the Treasury targeted Wednesday the financial and support networks of al-Qaeda, the Taliban and the Haqqani Network Leadership.
The Department indicated in a press release here that it designated Said Jan ‘Abd Al-Salam and Khalil Al-Rahman Haqqani, two Afghan individuals, as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs) under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224.
According to the statement, “Al-Salam was designated for acting for or on behalf of al-Qaeda and for providing support to the Taliban; and Haqqani was designated for acting for or on behalf of the Taliban, for providing support to al-Qaeda and for acting for or on behalf of Sirajuddin Haqqani.”
“As a result of today’s action, U.S. persons are prohibited from engaging in any transactions with these individuals, and any assets they hold under U.S. jurisdiction are frozen,” it added.
Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence Stuart Levey said in a statement that “Khalil Al-Rahman Haqqani, who is among the Haqqani Network’s most important figures and fundraisers, and Said Jan ‘Abd Al-Salam have engaged in activities in support of the Taliban and al-Qaeda.”
“Today’s action exposes two consequential sources of financial and tactical support for these terrorist organizations and is part of a larger US and international effort to degrade their capabilities,” Levey added.