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Sayf Abdulrab Salem al-Hayashi

Born: 01 January 1978;

Gender: Male;

Nationality: Yemen;

National ID No.: 01010003969 (Yemen);

1. At Takhtit Ministry Marab Jawlat Ayat Street, Yemen;
2. Azzan, Abyan Governorate, Yemen;

Known also as: Sayf Al-Baydani; Sayf Husayn ‘Abd-al-Rabb Al-Baydani; Saif Al-Bhadani; Sayf Al-Bidhani; Sayf ‘Abd-al-Rab Salim Al-Hayashi; Sayf ‘Abd-al-wali ‘Abd-al-rub Al-Hayyashi.


Jihadist- Sayf Abdulrab Salem al-Hayash, is an AQAP weapons dealer who financed AQAP operations. He has allegedly trafficked arms since the mid-1990s and traded contraband and drugs as well.

Al-Hayash has coordinated and financed shipments of weapons for AQAP leadership and traveled between Yemeni Governorates to meet with senior AQAP leaders whose money he handled.

The Islamic State has also benefitted from al-Hayashi’s weapons expertise, according to Treasury, as he facilitated a weapons deal for Baghdadi’s loyalists in 2015.

Al-Hayashi’s illicit business enterprise stretches throughout Yemen and includes a supermarket. Al Khayr Supermarket, which is owned by al-Hayashi and has at least several locations, was designated as well.

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