UAE updates terror list to include one individual and five entities
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UAE updates terror list to include one individual and five entities

UAE updates terror list to include one individual and five entities

They have been linked to supporting and financing Yemen’s Houthi militia

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The UAE Cabinet issued resolution No. 13 of 2022 on Wednesday, February 23, to added one individual and five entities on its list of persons and organisations supporting terrorism (Local Terrorist List).

State-run news agency WAM reported the identity of the individual as Abdo Abdulla Dael Ahmed. Meanwhile it added that the five entities added to the list were Al Alamiyah Express Company for Exchange & Remittance, Al-Hadha Exchange Company, Moaz Abdulla Dael For Import and Export, Vessel: Three – Type: Bulk Carrier – IMO (9109550), and Peridot Shipping & Trading LLC.

The companies and individual listed have reportedly been linked to supporting the Houthis, which the news agency added use these funds “to target civilian facilities and civilians.”

Accordingly, all regulatory authorities are ordered to monitor and identify all affiliated individuals or entities with any financial or commercial relationship with those on the list.

The UAE has also ordered the necessary measures to be taken against these individuals according to the laws in force in the country, including the freezing of all financial assets in less than 24 hours.

The latest decision came within the framework of the UAE’s keenness to disrupt networks associated with the financing of terrorism and its associated activities.

Read: US to bring F-22 fighter jet squadron to the UAE imminently

There have been five attacks launched by the Houthis targeting the UAE using drones and missiles since the start of this year. Following the most recent attack on February 2, when the UAE’s Ministry of Defense intercepted and destroyed three hostile drones that had penetrated the country’s airspace, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin spoke with Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, where the former pledged to send the USS Cole to Abu Dhabi. Earlier this month, General Kenneth F. McKenzie, commander of the US Central Command (CENTCOM) confirmed that a squadron of F-22 fighter jets too were also being sent to the region.

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