The US sanctioned three leaders and a financial operator of the Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan.


Anthony Blankenship has hinted that the current ISKP chief, General Sanaulá Gharafi, has been declared a global terrorist. The group's spokesman, Sultan Aziz, and Maulawi Rajab, a senior leader in the Afghan province of Kabul.

On Monday, the United States sanctioned three leaders and an international financial facilitator of the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP), an affiliate of the terrorist group in Afghanistan.

The Secretary of State of the United States, Antony Blinken, has indicated that from this Monday the current ISKP Emir General, Sanaulá Gharafi, has been designated as global terrorists; the group's spokesman, Sultan Aziz, and the senior leader in the Afghan province of Kabul Maulawi Rajab.

Gharafi, known as Shabab al Muhaji, has led the organization since June 2020 and is responsible for all ISKP operations in Afghanistan and organizing the group's financing, the head of US diplomacy stressed. On Rajab, he has indicated that he planned the attacks and operations in Kabul.

On the other hand, the United States Department of the Treasury has designated Ismatulá Jalozai as a terrorist for providing financial support to the Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan.

Blinken elaborates that Jalozai, the group's international financial facilitator, has carried out a mission for the group's senior leaders working in the hawala business in Turkey - the transfer system - for the jihadist organization's operations. For the transfer of funds.

It also managed a UAE-based financing plan, which included sending luxury items back to international destinations to raise funds for the ISKP" the Secretary of State also indicated.

On the other hand, he has reported that Jalozai has carried out people smuggling operations, including sending a courier from Afghanistan to Turkey.

As a result of these actions, "American persons are generally prohibited from engaging in any type of transaction with the appointees, while their assets and interests subject to the United States jurisdiction are blocked."

"We will continue to use all the springs of American power to attack terrorists who plot operations to kill civilians around the world indiscriminately, and those who allow, facilitate and finance their actions," said the chief of diplomacy of the United States, who has reiterated the country's efforts to ensure that Afghanistan "cannot once again become a platform for international terrorism."