It is now that heads of Qatar’s largest dairy farm have come to be known to be involved in jihadist funding activity.
Apparently, eight Syrian nationals have filed a claim against the owners in Britain accusing them of funding the Al Qaeda affiliated Al Nusra Front. This is a Syrian jihadist terror organization. Also known as the Jabhat al-Nusra (Jabhat Fatah al-Sham after July 2016) is a Salafist jihadist organization that has been fighting against Syrian government forces in the Syrian Civil War. Its aim was to establish an Islamic state in the country and had wiped out civilians from Syria, leaving many homeless.
The accused includes Moutaz Al Khayyat and Ramez Al Khayyat that hold the position of group chairman and group vice chairman of Power International Holding, which owns and operates Qatar’s largest dairy company Baladna.
The eight Syrians have accused the Khayyat brothers as the first and second defendant while Britain’s Doha Branch has been accused as the third defendant.
The legal document was made available to the media on special arrangement, states that the accused have encouraged ‘substantial loss and damage’ in terms of physical and psychiatric injuries, destruction of property and ‘forcible displacement’ of the claimants from Syrian homes due to their (accused) alleged financing of the Al Nusra Front.
The funding, it comes to light, has been facilitated by payments made through the Doha Bank into accounts of the terror organization based in Turkey or Lebanon. The money was then drawn and carried over to Syria where it was utilized to fund terrorism led activities by Al Nurse Front.
Where Baladna was getting kickbacks or other favors for using its dairy front as camouflage to disperse money for terrorism, is still unclear. However, Qatar’s largest dairy farm has been able to achieve self-sufficiency in the wake of the trade blockade and had also started exports to Afghanistan, Yemen, and Oman recently.
Baladna currently, supplies over 50 percent of Qatar’s fresh milk.