TERRORISM/TREASURY/YEMEN: “The Treasury Department imposed sanctions Friday [5-19-17] on two Yemen-based tribal leaders who it says ‘facilitated the transfer of weapons and money and the movement of individuals’ in support of of the terrorist group al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.
‘As a result of today’s action, all property and interests in property of these persons subject to US jurisdiction are blocked, and US persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with them,’ the department said in a press release.
The tribal leaders, Hashim Muhsin Aydarus al-Hamid and Khalid Ali Mabkhut al-Aradah, were named as the sanctions’ targets.
‘These sanctions seek to disrupt the financial support networks of al-Qa’ida terrorist leaders based in Yemen who facilitate financial support and provide weapons to AQAP in support of violent insurgent operations,’ said John E. Smith, director of the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control.”
-Zachary Cohen, “Treasury targets leaders of al Qaeda group,” CNN Politics, CNN.com, May 19, 2017 12:48pm