Earlier in November 2023, MEMRI JTTM identified a server in Germany that hosts files for Lebanese Hizbullah's Al-Manar, despite U.S. sanctions against the television channel as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) entity.
Following MEMRI JTTM's report, German public broadcaster ARD reported that the Hizbullah-run television channel had moved its servers to France.
However, subsequent research by MEMRI JTTM has identified the presence of Al-Manar servers in New York. In March 2006, Al-Manar was designated a "Specially Designated Global Terrorist entity" by the United States, which declared it "owned or controlled by the Iran-funded Hizbullah terrorist network."
Pinpointing The Location: New York Servers
Pinging the web address "almanar.com.lb" identifies the site's IPv4 address.
Conducting a lookup of that address indicates that the servers for that IPv4 address are maintained by a company called Server Room. Conducting a corporate registry look up of Data Room Inc, the incorporated name of the firm, indicates that the company was incorporated in 2004 and is located in Queens County, New York.
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