Terror Financiers News

Belgian Police Must Start to Assemble the Puzzle Pieces

CATF Reports Jan. 17, 2017, 9:26am

A confidential report prepared by watchdog agency Comité P reveals the failures of Belgium’s security apparatus in identifying terrorist actors.

Terrorists’ Exploitation of Charities at an All Time High in the UK

CATF Reports Jan. 12, 2017, 1:00pm

The UK Charity Commission urges terrorist abuse is the most potentially deadly threat facing charities and has nearly tripled in the past three years.

Qatar Opens its Coffers in Search of Global Influence and Strong Military

CATF Reports Jan. 11, 2017, 2:54pm

Qatar has invested heavily in the U.S., Turkey, Russia and elsewhere in an effort to buy influence far from the battlefields of the Middle Eastern conflicts.

Major Investigation Launched Against Alleged Edinburgh-Based PKK Financiers

CATF Reports Jan. 10, 2017, 1:40pm

UK counterterrorism police launched a major investigation with partner agencies into claims that UK-terrorist designated PKK is receiving financial support from Scotland-based donors.

The European Parliament and Council’s New Year’s Resolution to Foil Illicit Bitcoin Use

CATF Reports Jan. 9, 2017, 2:46pm

The European Parliament and Council just proposed enhanced Bitcoin regulation to hamstring terrorist group’s use of the virtual currency.

Bin Laden’s Heir Blacklisted

CATF Reports Jan. 6, 2017, 3:22pm

Osama bin Laden’s son and possible al-Qaeda heir Hamza was blacklisted yesterday by the U.S. Department of State after threatening attacks on U.S. soil.

Clipping Cham’s Wings: U.S. Applies Sanctions to Assad’s Airliner

CATF Reports Jan. 3, 2017, 11:12am

The U.S. Department of Treasury recently applied sanctions to Syrian airliner Cham Wings for propping up Bashar al-Assad’s corrupt war efforts.

Reported Leaked German Intelligence Report Links Saudi, Qatar, and Kuwait to Spread of Extremist Groups in Germany

CATF Reports Dec. 29, 2016, 12:56pm

Reports have emerged over the leak of a brief prepared by Germany’s most powerful intelligence agencies on the spread of extremist groups and ideologies through Gulf-linked NGOs.

FSB Making Efforts to Revitalize Correspondent Banking, Maintain Strict Checks on Terrorism Financing

CATF Reports Dec. 28, 2016, 9:47am

Burdensome and strict checks on correspondent banking relationships have led to their decline, but the FSB is making a balanced response to revitalize this important sector.

Could a Database Help Connect the Dots of ISIS’ Illicit Oil Trade?

CATF Reports Dec. 27, 2016, 10:00am

The creation of a database with oil samples indicative of specific minefields could help further loosen ISIS’ lingering grip on its illicit trafficking enterprise.

The Tale of a Cairo-Based Terrorist Cell, a Suicide Attack, and International Reverberations

CATF Reports Dec. 23, 2016, 9:33am

The recent suicide bomb in a Coptic Church in Cairo has led to accusations, rejections, and increased tensions between Cairo and Doha. This piece explores the attacker and his quiet Cairo-based terrorist cell.

European Law Enforcement Agencies Scramble After Most Wanted Man

CATF Reports Dec. 22, 2016, 1:00pm

German and European security and intelligence agencies remain on high alert as the perpetrator of Berlin’s carnage, a Tunisian national flagged as a security threat and placed under surveillance for months, is still at large.

Syria’s Spillover: Russian Ambassador to Ankara Assassinated by Gunman

CATF Reports Dec. 19, 2016, 2:52pm

Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov was shot dead by a police officer allegedly protesting Turkish-Russian cooperation in Aleppo, Syria.

Can Peace in Afghanistan Really Proceed From Doha?

CATF Reports Dec. 16, 2016, 11:08am

Qatar-based Taliban spokesman Sohail Shaheen listed three conditions towards the end of hostilities in Afghanistan, the first one being the official recognition of the Taliban political office in Doha.

Hamas Representative Stresses Partnership with Iran in Student News Interview

CATF Reports Dec. 16, 2016, 11:08am

Hamas representative in Iran Khaled al-Qaddumi emphasized the warm relations between Hamas and Tehran in an interview with the Iranian Students’ News Agency earlier this week.

As Afghan Opium Production Surges, Questions Over Where the Drugs and Money Will Go

CATF Reports Dec. 13, 2016, 1:39pm

Opium production in Afghanistan surged in 2016. Higher levels of production and uncertain political conditions along the traditional trafficking routes will have major effects on the trail of drugs and money of Afghan heroin.

Room for Improvement: U.S. Real Estate Money Laundering

CATF Reports Dec. 12, 2016, 3:40pm

The Financial Action Task Force’s (FATF) most recent report highlighted the U.S.’s inability to safeguard against money laundering in high-end real estate, among multiple other sectors.

Tracking Stolen Ancient Relics from Palmyra, to Qatar, and Switzerland

CATF Reports Dec. 8, 2016, 9:27am

Looted relics from Palmyra, Yemen and Libya traveled from their countries of origin through Qatar before being seized by Swiss authorities.

Inconsistencies in Administration’s Counterterrorism Policy Clear in Somalia

CATF Reports Dec. 6, 2016, 8:59am

In uncertain times, the Obama administration has acted singularly to support U.S. allies and degrade terrorists in Somalia, all while advocating for restrictions on its airpower.

Europe’s Ever Growing ISIS Threat

CATF Reports Dec. 5, 2016, 2:41pm

A new report released by Europol last Friday describes the evolving nature of the ISIS threat on European soil, expected to be turning to soft targets and refugees.