On 13 November 2015, the US designated Russian national Maghomed Maghomedzakirovich Abdurakhmanov, a leader of a branch of Islamic State known as Jamaat Abu Banat, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist. Abdurakhmanov was convicted by a Turkish court in July 2015 for beheading three individuals in Syria in July 2013. The move follows a similar action by the UN.