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  • Terrorist Designation of Al-Shabaab Leaders US Dept. of State 17 Oct 2022 -- The United States remains steadfast in our support of East African and African Union-led efforts to counter the threat from al-Shabaab, one of al-Qa'ida's most dangerous affiliates, which has killed thousands of people, including Americans, in Somalia and across East Africa.
  • Treasury Designates al-Shabaab Financial Facilitators US Treasury 17 Oct 2022 -- Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury designated a network of al-Shabaab financial facilitators who hold leadership roles within al-Shabaab and act as key interlocutors between the group and local companies in Somalia. This network has engaged in weapons procurement, financial facilitation, and recruitment activities for al-Shabaab. In addition to being leaders within al-Shabaab, these facilitators have had direct contact with other previously designated al-Shabaab officials. These individuals are being designated pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, as amended, which targets terrorist groups and their supporters. Concurrent with Treasury's designations, the U.S. Department of State designated five al-Shabaab leaders pursuant to E.O. 13224, as amended, for their leadership roles within al-Shabaab.
  • US Seeks to Sap Al-Shabab Finances VOA 17 Oct 2022 -- The United States is expanding its fight against al-Qaida's affiliate in Somalia, adding a new, expansive round of sanctions to drone strikes and military advice from U.S. forces on the ground.
  • Former San Diego Resident Sentenced to 20 Years for Funding ISIS Terrorist Activities in Syria US Dept. of Justice 17 Oct 2022 -- A Canadian national and former resident of San Diego, California, was sentenced in federal court today to 20 years in prison, followed by 36 months of supervised release, for conspiring with others to provide material support to terrorists engaged in violent activities such as murder, kidnapping and maiming of persons in Syria.
  • ISIL/Da'esh and Al-Qaeda: EU restrictive measures prolonged for an additional year EC/CEU 17 Oct 2022 -- The Council adopted today a decision prolonging the restrictive measures against ISIL/Da'esh and Al-Qaeda and persons, groups, undertakings and entities associated with them for a further year, until 31 October 2023.

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