On 5 August, the US Treasury Department designated Sa'd bin Sa'd Muhammad Shariyan al-Ka’bi and 'Abd alLatif Bin 'Abdallah Salih Muhammad al-Kawari as Specially Designated Global Terrorists for providing financing to al-Qaeda and its Syrian affiliate al-Nusrah Front. Al-Ka’bi is alleged to have raised funds for al-Nusrah Front in Qatar and facilitated ransom payments on behalf of the group. Al-Kawari is alleged to have served as an alQaida security official and financing coordinator.