The US State Department has designated Alexanda Kotey, a British national, and Indonesian group Jamaah Ansharut Daulah (JAD) as Specially Designated Global Terrorists. Kotey is said to be one of 4 members of a British ISIL cell known as “The Beatles”, which was once headed by SDGT Mohamed Emwazi (Jihadi John). The cell is said to be responsible for capturing and executing 24 hostages, including American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff, and Mr Kotey is also said to have recruited several UK nationals to join ISIL. JAD, based in Indonesia, is composed of Indonesian extremist groups that have pledged allegiance to ISIL. In January 2016, 4 people were killed and 25 wounded in Jakarta in an attack attributed to JAD.
In addition, the US Treasury has designated as SDGTs 2 Indonesians and 2 Austrialians for acting on behalf of ISIL, as well as 2 supporters of Hizballah. The details of the listings are here and here.
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