Terrorist Designation of Anders Cameroon Ostensvig Dale

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
July 15, 2014

The Department of State has designated Anders Cameroon Ostensvig Dale as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which targets terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism. As a result of the designation, all property subject to U.S. jurisdiction in which Dale has any interest is blocked and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in any transactions with Dale or to his benefit.

Anders Dale is a Norwegian citizen who traveled to Yemen to join al-Qa’ida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP). Dale made his first trip to Yemen in 2008, returning multiple times until his final trip in December 2011. As part of AQAP, Dale has received terrorist training and was taught to make bomb-belts, improvised explosive devices, and larger explosives used in car bombs.

The Department of State designated AQAP as a Foreign Terrorist Organization and as a SDGT under E.O. 13224 in January 2010, and has since designated many of AQAP’s leaders under E.O. 13224, including Qasim al-Rimi and Nasir al-Wahishi in 2010, Othman Al-Ghamdi and Ibrahim al-Asiri in 2011, and Shawki Ali Ahmed al-Badani in 2014.