Action Targets Hezbollah’s Network Responsible for Fundraising and Recruiting
By Geraldine Cook June 13, 2013
On June 11, the U.S. Department of the Treasury designated four Lebanese supporters of Hezbollah who are responsible for aiding the organization’s attempts to extend its
influence throughout West Africa. Ali Ibrahim al-Watfa, Abbas Loutfe Fawaz, Ali Ahmad
Chehade, and Hicham Nmer Khanafer, who are responsible for Hezbollah’s activities in
Sierra Leone, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, and the Gambia respectively, have organized
fundraising efforts, recruited members, and in some cases presented themselves as
ambassadors of Hezbollah’s Foreign Relations Department.