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03 October 2005

U.S. Designates Seven Egyptians as Terrorist Supporters

Treasury Department freezes financial assets, prohibits transactions

The U.S. government has designated seven Egyptian nationals as members of Egyptian Islamic Jihad, a terrorist group that has merged with al-Qaida, and has issued orders freezing their financial assets within U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting financial transactions between U.S. persons and the designees, according to a statement from the Treasury Department October 3.

The Treasury said the designees provided training and material support for al-Qaida and conspired to commit terrorist acts.

Following is the text of the Treasury Department statement:

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U.S. Department of the Treasury
Office of Public Affairs
October 3, 2005

Treasury Designates Seven Al Qaida Associates

The U.S. Department of the Treasury designated seven Egyptian individuals pursuant to Executive Order 13224 for acting for and on behalf of Egyptian Islamic Jihad (EIJ), a terrorist group that merged with al Qaida in 2001.

"This action targets the financing mechanisms used by those rogue actors supporting al Qaida," said Robert Werner, Director of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). "Designations are central to identifying and disrupting the support networks fueling al Qaida's agenda."

The activities of these individuals included training and providing material support to al Qaida, as well as conspiring to commit terrorist acts.  One of the individuals, Madhat Mursi Al-Sayyid Umar, was an explosives and chemical substances specialist for al Qaida.  Another designee, Abdullah Muhammad Rajab Abd Al-Rahman, was responsible for coordinating al Qaida's work with other terrorist organizations.

These individuals are wanted by Egyptian authorities for their involvement in terrorist cases and membership in a terrorist organization. 

The United States is taking this action pursuant to United Nations Security Counsel Resolution 1617, which requires member states to financially isolate individuals and entities added to the UN 1267 Committee's consolidated list of terrorists tied to the Taliban, al Qaida and UBL. 

Identifying Information

AL-SIBA'I, Hani Muhammad Yusuf
AKA: YUSUF, Hani al-Sayid Al-Sibai
DOB: 1 March 1961
POB: Qaylubiyah, Egypt
Nationality: Egyptian

UMAR, Madhat Mursi Al-Sayyid
DOB: 19 October 1953
POB: Alexandria, Egypt
Nationality: Egyptian

HUSAYN ALAYWAH, Al-Sayyid Ahmad Fathi
DOB: 30 July 1964
POB: Suez, Egypt
Nationality: Egyptian

AHMAD, Zaki Izzat Zaki
DOB: 21 April 1960
POB: Sharqiyah, Egypt
Nationality: Egyptian

ABD AL-RAHMAN, Abdullah Muhammad Rajab
AKA: ABU AL-KHAYR, Ahmad Hasan
DOB: 3 November 1957

POB: Kafr al-Shaykh, Egypt
Nationality: Egyptian

AL-ISLAMBULI, Muhammad Ahmad Shawqi
DOB: 21 January 1952
POB: Minya, Egypt
Nationality: Egyptian

MUSTAFA BAKRI, Ali Sa'd Muhammad
AKA: AL-MASRI, Abd Al-Aziz
DOB: 18 April 1966
Nationality: Egyptian

This action prohibits any transactions between U.S. persons and the designees and also freezes any assets they may have within U.S. jurisdiction.

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(Distributed by the Bureau of International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State. Web site: http://usinfo.state.gov)



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