Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 17, 2012


The Department of State designated Ahmed Abdulrahman Sihab Ahmed Sihab, also known as Abdulrahman al-Sharqi, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224.

Sihab, a Bahraini citizen, has been publicly charged with planning terrorist attacks as a member of al-Qa’ida. Sihab has trained members of al-Qa’ida in terrorist tactics, techniques, and procedures. Since January 2007, Sihab has been wanted for extradition by the Government of Bahrain for participating in terrorist activities and an Interpol Red Notice has been issued for Sihab’s arrest.

The designation under E.O. 13224 blocks all of Sihab’s property interests subject to U.S. jurisdiction and prohibits U.S. persons from engaging in transactions with Sihab. The action taken against this individual demonstrates the continued resolve of the United States in eliminating al-Qa’ida’s ability to execute attacks. The Department of State took this action in consultation with the Departments of Justice and Treasury.



PRN: 2012/1162