Kuwait 'regrets' UN blacklisting of citizens linked to Islamic State

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Kuwait has said it will cooperate with sanctions imposed by the United Nations Security Council on two citizens with ties to the Islamic State or Nusra Front.

Two Kuwaitis and two Saudi men were added to the UN blacklist on Friday for their involvement with the Al Qaeda splinter groups.

The UN Security Council resolution adds the names of Saudi citizens Abdelrahman Mouhamad Zafir Al Dabidi Al Jahani, who is believed to run Nusra Front’s foreign fighter networks, and Abdul Mohsen Abdallah Ibrahim Al Charekh, who is described as “a leading terrorist internet propagandist” who heads Nusra Front in Syria’s Latakia district.

Kuwaitis Hamid Hamad Hamid Al Ali and Hajjaj bin Fahd Al Ajmi were added to the list for providing financial support to Nusra Front.

Ajmi’s fundraising includes at least one Twitter campaign, according to the UN. Already targeted by US sanctions, Ajmi is said to travel regularly to Syria from Kuwait to deliver money and install Kuwaiti nationals in Nusra Front leadership positions.

Based in Kuwait, Ali has collected large donations from within the country to support Nusra Front in Syria, most notably for purchases of arms and equipment. He also arranged travel for a number of foreign fighters to Syria, the UN said.

Also blacklisted was Islamic State spokesman Abu Muhammad Al Adnani, an Iraqi described by UN experts as one of the group’s “most influential emirs” and close to its leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi.

Said Arif, a former Algerian army officer who escaped house arrest in France in 2013 and joined Nusra Front in Syria, was the sixth name added to the list.

The sanctions include freezing of the men’s assets, banning them from international travel and making it illegal for anyone to financially or otherwise support them.

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