[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 238 (Tuesday, December 11, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Page 73732]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-29870]


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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

[Public Notice 8104]


In the Matter of Amendment of the Designation of al-Qa'ida in 
Iraq, aka Jam'at al Tawhid wa'al-Jihad, aka The Monotheism and Jihad 
Group, aka The al-Zarqawi Network, aka al-Tawhid, aka Tanzim Qa`idat 
al-Jihad fi Bilad al-Rafidayn, aka The Organization of al-Jihad's Base 
of Operations in Iraq, aka al-Qaida of Jihad in Iraq, aka al-Qaida in 
Iraq, aka al-Qaida in Mesopotamia, aka al-Qaida in the Land of the Two 
Rivers, aka al-Qaida of the Jihad in the Land of the Two Rivers, aka 
al-Qaida of Jihad Organization in the Land of the Two Rivers, aka al-
Qaida Group of Jihad in Iraq, aka al-Qaida Group of Jihad in the Land 
of the Two Rivers, aka The Organization of Jihad's Base in the Country 
of the Two Rivers, aka The Organization Base of Jihad/Country of the 
Two Rivers, aka The Organization of al-Jihad's Base in the Land of the 
Two Rivers, aka The Organization Base of Jihad/Mesopotamia, aka The 
Organization of al-Jihad's Base of Operations in the Land of the Two 
Rivers, aka Tanzeem qa'idat al Jihad/Bildad al Raafidaini, as a Foreign 
Terrorist Organization pursuant to Section 219 of the Immigration and 
Nationality Act; To include the aliases Al-Nusrah Front, Jabhat al-
Nusrah, Jabhet al-Nusra, The Victory Front, Al Nusrah Front for the 
People of the Levant

    Based upon a review of the Administrative Record assembled in this 
matter pursuant to Section 219(a)(4)(C) of the Immigration and 
Nationality Act, as amended (8 U.S.C. 1189(a)(4)(C)) (``INA''), and in 
consultation with the Attorney General and the Secretary of the 
Treasury, the Secretary of State concludes that there is a sufficient 
factual basis to find that al-Qa'ida in Iraq, also known under the 
aliases listed above, uses or has used additional aliases, namely, al-
Nusrah Front, aka Jabhat al-Nusrah, aka Jabhet al-Nusra, aka The 
Victory Front, aka Al Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant.
    Therefore, pursuant to Sec.  219(b) of the INA (8 U.S.C. 1189(b)), 
the Secretary of State hereby amends the 2004 designation of al-Qa'ida 
in Iraq as a foreign terrorist organization, to include the following 
new alias and other possible transliterations thereof: Al-Nusrah Front, 
Jabhat al-Nusrah, Jabhet al-Nusra, The Victory Front, Al Nusrah Front 
for the People of the Levant.

    Dated: November 20, 2012.
Hillary Rodham Clinton,
Secretary of State.
[FR Doc. 2012-29870 Filed 12-10-12; 8:45 am]
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