U.S. designates ISIS facilitator operating in Turkey

The United States Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated two Islamic State (ISIS) financial facilitators located respectively in Turkey and Syria for providing financial support to the group on Wednesday.

Adnan Muhammad Amin al-Rawi has served as an ISIS facilitator in Turkey, OFAC said.

Al-Rawi has materially assisted, sponsored, or provided financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of ISIS, it said.

Multiple members of the al-Rawi family have been designated since 2016, when the ISIS finance emir Fawaz Muhammad Jubayr al-Rawi was designated in relation to facilitating ISIS financial operations.

"We have made considerable progress degrading ISIS’s support networks in the Middle East, but there is still much work to do," U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said.