BIS has added four individuals and 12 companies located in Afghanistan, Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates to the BIS Entity List for providing materials used to produce improvised explosive devices (IEDs) that were employed on the battlefield in Afghanistan against US and coalition forces. BIS added 13 parties (individuals and companies) located in Afghanistan and Pakistan to the list in November 2011 on the same basis. A list of the parties added to the list as well as the complete release is available at: