The United States on Wednesday designated two more top Islamic State leaders, one of whom involved in the deadly 2015 Paris and 2016 Brussels attacks, as 'global terrorists.'
Ahmad Alkhald, a Syrian national, is an ISIS bombmaker responsible for the deaths of people in Europe.
Abu Yahya al-Iraqi, also known as Iyad Hamed Mahl al-Jumaily, is a senior ISIS leader who reports to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
These designations seek to deny Alkhald and Al-Iraqi the resources they need to plan and carry out further terrorist attacks, the State Department said.
State Department officials tell CBN News Alkhald's and Al-Iraqi's property and interests in property are subject to U.S. jurisdiction and are blocked.
The Department of State has designated over 30 ISIS leaders and operatives under Executive Order 13224, and will continue to target the group to deny it access to the U.S. financial system. These designations are part of a larger comprehensive plan to defeat ISIS that, in coordination with the 73-member Global Coalition, has made significant progress toward that goal. Here is the complete list.
"These designations are part of a larger comprehensive plan to defeat ISIS that, in coordination with the 73-member Global Coalition, has made significant progress towards that goal. This whole-of-government effort is destroying ISIS in its safe havens, denying its ability to recruit foreign terrorist fighters, stifling its financial resources, negating the false propaganda it disseminates over the internet and social media and helping to stabilize liberated areas in Iraq and Syria so the displaced can return to their homes and begin to rebuild their lives," said the State Department.