OFAC Hits Alleged Al Qaeda Bomb Maker with SDGT Designation

Today, the United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated Abd al-Hamid Al-Masli pursuant to Executive Order 13224. Treasury cites Al-Masli as being a bomb maker for Al-Qaeda and acting as the leader of an Al Qaeda electronics and explosives workshop in Pakistan, which is responsible for producing IED components for Al Qaeda senior leadership. As a result of today’s action, any property in the United States or in the possession or control of U.S. persons in which ‘Abd-al-Hamid al-Masli has an interest is blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with him. Al-Masli has a right to request a reconsideration of his designation through OFAC’s administrative reconsideration process outlined at 31 CFR 501.807.

The identifying information for Al-Masli can be found below:

AL-MASLI, ‘Abd-al-Hamid (a.k.a. AL-DARNAVI, Hamza; a.k.a. AL-DARNAWI, Abu-Hamzah; a.k.a. AL-DARNAWI, Hamza; a.k.a. AL-DARNAWI, Hamzah; a.k.a. AL-MASLI, ‘Abd al-Hamid Muhammad ‘Abd al-Hamid; a.k.a. DARNAVI, Hamza; a.k.a. DARNAWI, Abdullah; a.k.a. DARNAWI, Hamza; a.k.a. DARNAWI, Hamzah; a.k.a. DIRNAWI, Hamzah; a.k.a. MASLI, Hamid; a.k.a. MUSALLI, ‘Abd-al-Hamid), Waziristan, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan; DOB 1976; POB Darnah, Libya; alt. POB Danar, Libya; nationality Libya (individual) [SDGT].

The author of this blog is Erich Ferrari, an attorney specializing in OFAC matters. If you have any questions please contact him at 202-280-6370 or ferrari@ferrariassociatespc.com.

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