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OFAC Works With Bahrain to Sanction 4 People Tied to Terror Group

The Office of Foreign Assets Control this week sanctioned four people with ties to Al-Ashtar Brigades, a Bahrain-based militant group that the U.S. designated as a Foreign Terrorist Organization and Specially Designated Global Terrorist in 2018. The designations, which OFAC said were coordinated with Bahrain, target people who were charged by Bahrain with terrorism-related activities before they fled to Iran to avoid prison.

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OFAC said Hussein Ahmad Abdallah Ahmad Hussein Al-Dammami helped move lethal aid into Bahrain to support Al-Ashtar Brigades and was investigated by the Bahraini government for attempted murder, terrorism and other crimes. The agency also sanctioned two Iran-based Al-Ashtar Brigades members -- Hasan Ahmed Radhi Husain Sarhan and Ali Abdulnabi Ahmed Ebrahim M Alshofa -- along with Isa Saleh Isa Mohamed Salman, an Iran-based financier for the group.