On 14 May, the Treasury Department designated Abd Al-Rahman Muhammad Zafir Al- Dubaysi Al-Juhni and ’Abd Al-Rahman Mustafa Al-Qaduli as Specially Designated Global Terrorists. Al-Juhni was designated for acting for or on behalf of al-Qa’ida, and the Treasury Department states that he has performed various administrative and recruiting activities for al-Qa’ida, principally in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and that in mid-2013 he began participating in the fighting in Syria and assisted with the acquisition of heavy weaponry to support al-Qa’ida efforts in Syria.

Al-Qaduli, a former al-Qa’ida leader in Iraq, was designated for acting for or on behalf of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (“ISIL”). Al-Qaduli was released from prison in 2012, and the Treasury Department states that he has reintegrated himself into ISIL and now works in a Syria-based ISIL network.

Treasury Department Press Release