By Jim Kouri
The U.S. Department of State on Tuesday identified Azzam Abdullah Zureik Al-Maulid Al-Subhi as an international terrorist and added his name to the State Department’s specially designated global terrorist list.
According to State Department officials, the Saudi citizen is an active trainer for al-Qaeda and a top member of that group of deadly radical Islamists.
The State Department’s action will freeze all of Al-Subhi money and valuables under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibits U.S. companies and citizens from doing business with him.
Officials said Al-Subhi, a/k/a Mansur al-Harbi, is currently wanted by the Saudi Kingdom for participating in terrorist activities and for his work with other senior leaders of al-Qaeda including Abdel Aziz Migrin and Sayf al-Adl.
The International Police (INTERPOL) also issued a “Red Notice” due to his membership in al-Qaeda and his role in training and commanding terrorists, State Department officials said in a statement.
The statement alleges that the suspect traveled to Afghanistan more than ten-years-ago to enlist with al-Qaeda. He gained the favor of top al-Qaeda leaders and was given responsibility for training recruits and coordinating transfer of al-Qaeda fighters into Afghanistan to fight and kill U.S., NATO and Afghan forces.
“The action taken against this individual demonstrates the United States’ resolve in eliminating al-Qaeda’s ability to execute violent attacks,” State Department officials said.