Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 27, 2017

The Department of State has designated Mubarak Mohammed A Alotaibi as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under Section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which imposes sanctions on foreign persons determined to have committed, or pose a significant 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. As a consequence of this designation, U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions or dealings with Alotaibi, and all of his property and interests in property subject to United States jurisdiction is frozen.

Alotaibi is the Syria-based deputy leader of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria’s (ISIS) affiliate in Saudi Arabia, which was designated by the U.S. Department of State as a SDGT under E.O. 13224 on May 19, 2016.

Today’s action notifies the U.S. public and the international community that Alotaibi has committed, or poses a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism. Designations of terrorist individuals and groups expose and isolate organizations and individuals, and result in denial of access to the U.S. financial system. Moreover, designations can assist or complement the law enforcement actions of other U.S. agencies and other governments.


Name: Mubarak Mohammed A Alotaibi
AKA: Abu Ghayth
AKA: Waqqas al-Jazrawi
DOB: January 8, 1986
POB: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Nationality: Saudi
Location: Syria

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