Qassim Abdullah Ali Ahmed

Top Alert – Designated / Sanctioned / Illicit entity

From Africa, Europe, North America, Asia and the Gulf, Iran is using terrorist proxies to extend its malevolent influence and upend international peace and stability;

Al-Ashtar is yet another in a long line of Irnaian sponsored terrorists who kill on behalf of a corrupt regime;

Al-Muamen is an Iran-based leader of al-Ashtar Brigades (AAB), a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) and SDGT that seeks to overthrow the Bahraini government;

Al-Muamen has recruited terrorists in Bahrain, facilitated training on weapons and explosives for AAB members, and supplied AAB members with funding, weapons, and explosives to carry out attacks;

In November 2017, Bahraini authorities identified al-Muamen as being involved in an AAB plot to assassinate prominent figures in Bahrain and target three oil pipelines;

Today’s action notifies the U.S. public and the international community that Qassim al-Muamen has committed, or poses a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism;

Iran has redoubled sponsorship of militant groups in Bahrain in recent years;

Bahraini security forces have intercepted large quantities of advanced Iranian weapons shipments and explosives, including armor-piercing explosively formed penetrators (EFPs);

Also Known As:
Qassim al-Muamen
Qassim Al Muamen
Qassim Abdullah Ali
Qassim Abdullah

Circa 1988-1990


Iran (as of November 2017)

Reason for the color:
» The Department of State has designated Qassim Abdullah Ali Ahmed, AKA Qassim al-Muamen, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under Section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224, which imposes sanctions on foreign persons who have committed, or pose a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism. Today’s designation seeks to deny al-Muamen the resources to plan and carry out terrorist attacks. Among other consequences, all of his property and interests subject to U.S. jurisdiction are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in any transactions with him;

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