25/02/2003
Press Release
SC/7671



SECURITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE ADDS NAME OF ENTITY TO LIST


The Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1267 (1999) has added on 24 February 2003 the following entity to its list (Al-Qaida section):


Ansar al-Islam (a.k.a. Devotees of Islam; Jund al-Islam; Soldiers of Islam; Kurdistan Supporters of Islam; Supporters of Islam in Kurdistan; Followers of Islam in Kurdistan; Kurdistan Taliban; Soldiers of God).  Location:  The Kurdish-controlled area of north-eastern Iraq.


The list is updated regularly, on the basis of relevant information provided by Member States and regional organizations.  An updated list is accessible at the Committee’s Web site:  http://www.un.org/Docs/sc/committees/1267/1267ListEng.htm.


* *** *