The U.S. Treasury Department said this week that it has imposed sanctions on three financiers of terrorism.
The three Kuwait-based financiers are suspected of funding Jihadist groups in Syria and Iraq, underscoring the growing concern about Kuwaitis’ links to Al Qaeda and other Jihadist terror groups.
The Treasury Department’s counterterrorism arm has grown increasingly vocal in recent months about Kuwaitis’ alleged role in raising funds for such groups.
Two of the Kuwaitis support the Syria-based group Al Nusrah Front, which has ties to Al Qaeda and the third has funded ISIS.
Keep in mind that these sanctions are largely symbolic as none of the men likely do business directly with any Americans or American entities under their real names, if at all.
The three individuals sanctioned are: Shafi Sultan Mohammed al-Ajmi (Shafee al A’ jah-mee), Hajjaj Fahd Hajjaj Muhammad Sahib al-‘Ajmi (Ha-jah al-A’ jah-mee) and Abd al-Rahman Khalaf ‘Ubayd Juday’ al-‘Aniz. (Ab-del rah-man al-An-iz)
The action freezes any assets the three might have in U.S. jurisdiction and bans U.S. citizens from doing business with them.