Media Note
Washington, DC
August 7, 2012


The Department of State designated Azzam Abdullah Zureik Al-Maulid Al-Subhi (better known as Mansur al-Harbi) as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under section 1(b) of Executive Order 13224. Mansur al-Harbi is a trainer and senior member of al-Qa’ida, a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO).

Mansur al-Harbi is a Saudi citizen currently wanted for extradition by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for participating in terrorist activities and for his ties to al-Qa’ida. The Kingdom included al-Harbi on its most wanted terrorist list for his ties to al-Qa’ida, and terrorist activity. According to the Saudi Ministry of Interior, Mansur al-Harbi is accused of working at a training camp in Afghanistan and is tied to numerous senior al-Qa’ida leaders including Abdel Aziz Migrin and Sayf al-Adl. Al-Harbi is the subject of Interpol Red and Orange Notices because of his membership in al-Qa’ida and his involvement in terrorist activity.

Mansur al-Harbi travelled to Afghanistan more than a decade ago to join al-Qa’ida. He is responsible for training militants and for the coordination of foreign fighters who travel to Afghanistan to fight against coalition forces. As a result of his key training position, al-Harbi is closely connected to many senior al-Qa’ida leaders.

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



PRN: 2012/1277