29 April 2004
Ten More Groups Added to Terrorist Exclusion List
Aliases added for two previously designated groups
The State Department announced April 29 the addition of 10 more
groups to the Terrorist Exclusion List (TEL).
A statement issued by deputy spokesman Adam Ereli said the new
designations will "facilitate U.S. fulfillment of its United
Nations obligation under U.N. Security Council Resolution 1373
to prevent the movement of terrorists or terrorist groups by effective
The announcement also added known aliases for two organizations
--- al-Wafa al-Igatha al-Islamia and al-Aqwa Trade, Property, and
Industry Company, Ltd. --- that are already on the TEL.
The 10 newly added groups are: Babbar Khalsa International, the
Communist Party of Nepal, Dhamat Houmet Daawa Salafia, the Eastern
Turkistan Islamic Movement, the International Sikh Youth Federation,
the Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group, the Islamic International
Brigade, the Riyadus-Salikhin Reconnaissance and Sabotage Battalion
of Chechen Martyrs, the Special Purpose Islamic Regiment, and the
Tunisian Combat Group.
Note: In the list, "a.k.a." means "also known as."
Following is the text of the Ereli statement:
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesman
April 29, 2004
STATEMENT BY ADAM ERELI, DEPUTY SPOKESMAN
Additions to Terrorist Exclusion List
As part of ongoing U.S. efforts against terrorism, Secretary of
State Colin L. Powell has designated 10 additional groups as terrorist
organizations for immigration purposes, thus placing them on the
so-called terrorist exclusion list. He made these designations,
which take effect today, pursuant to the authority of section 212
(a)(3)(B)(vi)(II) of the Immigration and Nationality Act, and in
consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland
As a result of these designations, the U.S. government excludes
members and those providing material support to such entities from
the United States. These designations will also facilitate U.S.
fulfillment of its United Nations obligation under U.N. Security
Council Resolution 1373 to prevent the movement of terrorists or
terrorist groups by effective border controls.
The following groups were designated under TEL, effective April
(1) Babbar Khalsa International (BKI)
(2) Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) (CPN(M)) (a.k.a. United
Revolutionary People's Council, a.k.a. People's Liberation Army
(3) Dhamat Houmet Daawa Salafia (DHDS) (a.k.a. Group Protectors
of Salafist Preaching, a.k.a. Houmat Ed Daawa Es Salifiya, a.k.a.
Katibat El Ahoual, a.k.a. Protectors of the Salafist Predication,
a.k.a. El-Ahoual Battalion, a.k.a. Katibat El Ahouel, a.k.a. Houmate
Ed-Daawa Es-Salafia, a.k.a. the Horror Squadron, a.k.a. Djamaat
Houmat Eddawa Essalafia, a.k.a. Djamaatt Houmat Ed Daawa Es Salafiya,
a.k.a. Salafist Call Protectors, a.k.a. Djamaat Houmat Ed Daawa
Es Salafiya, a.k.a. Houmate el Da'awaa es-Salafiyya, a.k.a. Protectors
of the Salafist Call, a.k.a. Houmat ed-Daaoua es-Salafia, a.k.a.
Group of Supporters of the Salafiste Trend, a.k.a. Group of Supporters
of the Salafist Trend)
(4) Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement (a.k.a. Eastern Turkistan
Islamic Party, a.k.a. ETIM, a.k.a. ETIP)
(5) International Sikh Youth Federation (ISYF)
(6) Moroccan Islamic Combatant Group (a.k.a. GICM; a.k.a. Groupe
Islamique Combattant Marocain)
(7) The Islamic International Brigade (a.k.a. International Battalion,
a.k.a. Islamic Peacekeeping International Brigade, a.k.a. Peacekeeping
Battalion, a.k.a. The International Brigade, a.k.a. The Islamic
Peacekeeping Army, a.k.a. The Islamic Peacekeeping Brigade)
(8) The Riyadus-Salikhin Reconnaissance and Sabotage Battalion
of Chechen Martyrs (a.k.a. Riyadh-as-Saliheen, a.k.a. Riyadus-Salikhin
Reconnaissance and Sabotage Battalion of Shahids (Martyrs), a.k.a.
Riyadus-Salikhin Reconnaissance and Sabotage Battalion, a.k.a.
the Sabotage and Military Surveillance Group of the Riyadh al-Salihin
(9) The Special Purpose Islamic Regiment (a.k.a. Islamic Regiment
of Special Meaning, a.k.a. the al-Jihad-Fisi-Sabililah Special
Islamic Regiment, a.k.a. the Islamic Special Purpose Regiment)
(10) Tunisian Combat Group (a.k.a. GCT, a.k.a. Groupe Combattant
Tunisien, a.k.a. Jama'a Combattante Tunisien, a.k.a. JCT; a.k.a.
Tunisian Combatant Group)
Also effective April 29, 2004, the secretary has added aliases
to the designations of two organizations currently on the TEL:
-- Wafa Humanitarian Organization, Al Wafa, Al Wafa Organization
(as aliases for Al-Wafa al-Igatha al-Islamia)
-- Waldenberg, AG (as an alias for Al Taqwa Trade, Property, and
Industry Company, Ltd.)
All these organizations previously had been designated by the
secretary or deputy secretary under Executive Order 13224 (on terrorist
financing). The intention of the TEL designations was to complement
with travel restrictions the assets freeze imposed on these organizations
as a result of their designations pursuant to E.O. 13224.