Terror Financiers News

Dangerous Intersection: Commodities Trade Meets Money Laundering 

CATF Reports Dec. 4, 2015, 2:04pm

Trade Based Money Laundering (TBML) constitutes an important channel of criminal activity and an increasingly important money laundering and terrorist financing vulnerability.

Bitcoins Used to Fund Terrorism

CATF Reports Sep. 14, 2015, 3:16pm

Jihadist advocates seeking recruits are discussing the potential of Bitcoin as an ideal funding mechanism.

In Syria, Are the Enemies of America’s Enemies Becoming Its Friends?

CATF Reports Sep. 1, 2015, 9:44am

If the “Daesh effect” comes to fruition, extremist groups could benefit from new alliances and loosened restrictions on financing. But for now, the U.S. hasn’t changed its threat assessment in Syria.

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and its Wide Net for Fundraising

CATF Reports Aug. 21, 2015, 10:03am

Al Qaeda’s Yemen-based franchise has prominent financial support from Saudi Arabia and Qatar and its key fundraiser is a representative of the U.S. backed Government in Exile.

Yemen's Houthis: Terror Finance Innovators?

CATF Reports Aug. 7, 2015, 10:33am

The Iranian-backed, Shi’ite insurgency that has set itself up as the defacto government in Yemen has found new methods to finance its violent campaign, borrowing tactics that are helping to revolutionize philanthropy and charitable giving in the West.

Qatar, Money Laundering and Corruption

CATF Reports Jul. 30, 2015, 9:54am

While Qatar has enacted anti-money laundering laws in line with other member nations of the world financial community, their lack of action to enforce them has cast doubt on their dedication to combating illicit financial activity.