Benevolence International Foundation
|Center of Gravity||United States|
|Area of Operation||Bosnia, Chechnya, Pakistan, China, Ingushetia, Russia, Canada|
|Goal||Charity; terrorist financing|
|Alias(es)||BIF, Benevolence International Fund, Bosanska Idealna Futura, Lajnatt Al-Birr Al-Islamiah (predecessor)2, Islamic Benevolence Committee (predecessor)2|
|Former leader||Enaam Arnaout|
|Key members||Saif al Islam el Masry, Abu Rida al Suri, Mamdouh Mahmud Salim, Adel Batterjee|
|Formed||March 30, 1992|
|Narrative and Notes|
|Reliable||Precursor organization supplied weapons and funds to mujahidden in 1980s. |
Opened an office in Sudan in 1991 as al-Qaeda relocated from Pakistan to Khartoum.
Incorporated in Illinois in 1992.
During mid-1990s supplied food, clothing, money and communications equipment to Muslim fighters in Bosnia.
Lent logistical support in 1998 to Salim.
Saif el Masry served as an officer in the organization's Chechnya office in the late 1990s.
Designated as a financier of terrorism on Nov. 19, 2002.2
|1U.S. Treasury Department press release PO-3632, Nov. 19, 2002.|
|2United States v. Enaam M. Arnaout, government evidentiary proffer.|
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