US imposes sanctions on Islamic State financial facilitators

The United States has imposed sanctions on a network of five Islamic State financial facilitators working across Turkey, Syria and Indonesia, in support of members of the extremist jihadist group in Syria.

In a statement the U.S. Treasury Department has accused those designated of playing key roles in facilitating the travel of extremists to Syria and other areas where Islamic State operates, and of conducting financial transfers to support the group’s efforts in Syria-based displaced persons camps.

The US Treasury said, the network collects funds in Indonesia and Turkey, “some of which were used to pay for smuggling children out of the camps and delivering them to ISIS foreign fighters as potential recruits.”

“The United States, as part of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, is committed to denying ISIS the ability to raise and move funds across multiple jurisdictions,” said Brian Nelson, the Treasury’s under secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence.

The Treasury’s move has targeted the following individuals: Rudi Heryadi, Dwi Dahlia Susanti, Muhammad Dandi Adhiguna, Ari Kardian, and Dini Ramadhani.

Their US assets have been frozen. US citizens have been barred from dealing with them.

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