The report, released on Aug. 18, reviewed Sudan's CI efforts with the
United States. The State Department said Khartoum was trying to restrict
unidentified foreign insurgency movements, including recruitment for the war
"Nonetheless, elements of designated Foreign Terrorist Organizations,
including Al Qaida-inspired terrorists, remained in Sudan, as gaps remained
in the Sudanese government's knowledge of and ability to identify and
capture these individuals as well as prevent them from exploiting the
territory for smuggling activities," the report said. "Some evidence
suggested that individuals who actively participated in the Iraqi insurgency
have returned to Sudan, and may be in a position to use their expertise to
conduct attacks within Sudan or to pass on their knowledge."
The report said Hamas and Islamic Jihad — both deemed foreign terrorist
organizations — were also allowed to maintain a presence in Sudan. Hamas
said to raise funds in Sudan while Jihad was operating in the country.
The State Department also reported Sudanese cooperation in a range of CI
initiatives. The report cited Khartoum's efforts to meet international
requirements in combating money laundering and insurgency financing,
including legislation passed by parliament in 2010.
"Sudanese officials regularly discussed counter-terrorism issues with
U.S. counterparts," the report said. "Sudan was generally responsive to the
international community's concerns on terrorism and was generally supportive
of international counterterrorism efforts."