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Saad al-Kaabi: Qatar’s young terrorist financier with links to al-Qaeda in Syria

Jaber Al Joodi

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A joint four Arab nation statement revealed one of the Qatari terrorists who has organize fundraising events in Qatar for al-Qaeda terrorists in Syria by the name of Saad bin Saad al-Kaabi.

According to reports, Kaabi has organized fundraising campaigns with the help of two other Qataris, including one of his relatives who worked on raising funds for charitable organizations in the UK.

Since 2015, the United Nations has included Saad Kaabi on a US sanctions lists on charges of collecting funds on behalf of al-Qaeda in Syria.

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on Friday designated as terrorists dozens of people and groups with links to Qatar, after severing diplomatic relations with Qatar on Monday.

The four states accuse Qatar of supporting extremist Islamist militants and Iran.

In addition, other reports have revealed that the young Qatari organized fundraising events in Qatar with the blessing of the extremist Egyptian cleric Wagdy Ghoneim, who was also designated as a terrorist for encouraging suicide bombings and justifying the killing of Coptic Christians in Egypt.

This is in addition to the emergence of a propaganda video from masked Syrian extremists showing rooms filled with armed weapons they say were provided under the direct supervision of Kaabi himself.