State Department Terrorist Designation of Jamaah Ansharut Daulah

Bureau of Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism
January 10, 2017


The Department of State has designated Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which imposes sanctions on foreign persons determined to who have committed, or pose a serious risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States. The consequences of this designation include a prohibition against U.S. persons from generally engaging in transactions with Jemaah Ansharut Daulah, and the freezing of all property and interests in property of Jemaah Ansharut Daulah that now or in the future are in the United States or under the possession or control of U.S. persons.

JAD is a terrorist group based in Indonesia that was formed in 2015 and is composed of almost two dozen Indonesian extremist groups that pledged allegiance to ISIL leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. ISIL is a U.S. Department of State-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) and SDGT, and al-Baghdadi is a U.S. Department of State designated SDGT. In January 2016, four people were killed and 25 wounded following an attack by a suicide bomber and gunmen in central Jakarta. The attack was attributed to JAD militants financially supported by an Indonesian ISIL militant based in Syria.

Today, the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control also designated two Indonesians and two Australians for acting for or on behalf of ISIL pursuant to E.O. 13224.

A list of State Department-designated FTOs and SDGTs is available here: http://www.state.gov/j/ct/list/index.htm.

Identifiers:

Name: Jamaah Ansharut Daulah

AKA: Jemaah Anshorut Daulah

AKA: Jamaah Ansharut Daulat

AKA: JAD

Location: Indonesia