In late September, OFAC announced the addition of 25 individuals and 5 entities to the agency’s Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list on counterterrorism grounds. The additions include persons and entities that the U.S. government identified through intelligence as having links to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), both logistically and financially. OFAC stated that the sanctions—which restrict designated entities from using financial institutions with a U.S. nexus—are designed to make it harder for ISIS to use the wealth it has amassed through oil sales, taxation and extortion to finance its operations in Iraq and Syria. The sanctions also reveal the broad scope of ISIS supporters throughout the Middle East and North Africa as many of the individuals targeted reside or operate in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Yemen and Tunisia.