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Protecting Charitable Organizations - PP

Islamic Resistance Support Organization (IRSO)

U.S. Designation Date: August 29, 2006

Background: The Islamic Resistance Support Organization (IRSO) is located in Beirut, Lebanon and is a key Hizballah fundraising organization. Hizballah uses IRSO to solicit donations in support of its terrorist activities.  Specifically, IRSO solicits funds for Hizballah through advertisements broadcast on Hizballah’s al-Manar television station.  IRSO has identified itself to prospective donors as one and the same as Hizballah.  Solicitation materials distributed by IRSO inform prospective donors that funds will be used to purchase sophisticated weapons and conduct operations.  Indeed, donors can choose from a series of projects to contribute to, including, supporting and equipping fighters and purchasing rockets and ammunition.

AKAs: Hayat al-Dam Lil-Muqawama al-Islamiya
Islamic Resistance Support Association

Attached are donation forms for the Islamic Resistance Support Organization, as well as an English translation. The forms remind donors of the programs to which their contributions may be directed, including “to the cost of a rocket” and “to the cost of bullets.”

IRSO Donation Forms Scan Document
English Translation of IRSO Donation Forms

For Additional Information: http://www.treas.gov/press/releases/hp73.htm

Tamils Rehabilitation Organisation (TRO), (Sri Lanka)

U.S. Designation Date: November 15, 2007

Background: Tamils Rehabilitation Organisation (TRO) is a charitable organization that acts as a front to facilitate fundraising and procurement for the LTTE. In the United States, TRO has raised funds on behalf of the LTTE through a network of individual representatives. According to sources within the organization, TRO is the preferred conduit of funds from the United States to the LTTE in Sri Lanka. TRO’s efforts worldwide reportedly have allowed the LTTE to use humanitarian aid, which TRO collected from the international community after the December 2004 tsunami, to launch new campaigns to strengthen LTTE military capacity. Recent information indicates that the LTTE has ordered international NGOs operating in its territory to provide all project funding through local NGOs, which are managed collectively by TRO. This arrangement allows TRO to withdraw money from the local NGO accounts and to provide a portion of the relief funds to the LTTE.

AKAs:
ORGANISATION DE REHABILITATION TAMOULE
ORGANISATION PRE LA REHABILITATION TAMIL
ORGANIZZAZIONE PER LA RIABILITAZIONE DEI TAMIL
ORT FRANCE
TAMIL REHABILITATION ORGANIZATION
TAMIL REHABILITERINGS ORGANISASJONEN
TAMILISCHE REHABILITATION ORGANISATION
TAMILS REHABILITATION ORGANIZATION
TAMILSK REHABILITERINGS ORGANISASJON
TRO
TRO DANMARK
TRO ITALIA
TRO NORGE
TRO SCHWEIZ
TSUNAMI RELIEF FUND -- COLOMBO, SRI LANKA
WHITE PIGEON
WHITEPIGEON

For additional information:http://www.treas.gov/press/releases/hp683.htm

 

Last Updated: November 15, 2007

 
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