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OFAC Sanctions 3 People With Ties to Islamic State Group

The Office of Foreign Assets Control this week sanctioned two cybersecurity experts with ties to the Islamic State group along with a “financial facilitator” that has helped to transfer funds to Islamic State officials in Syria.

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The designations target Egyptian nationals Mu’min Al-Mawji Mahmud Salim and his partner, Sarah Jamal Muhammad Al-Sayyid, for providing cybersecurity “guidance” and training to the Islamic State group through their Electronic Horizons Foundation platform. The platform gives technical support on computer applications to Islamic State group leadership and gives Islamic State group supporters specific instructions on donating funds to the group.

OFAC also sanctioned Turkey-based Faruk Guzel, who has helped transfer funds from Islamic State group supporters to “individuals associated” with the group through a money remittance service.