4 October 2012
Security Council

Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

Security Council Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee Amends Entry of Al-Qaida


in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) on Its Sanctions List


On 3 October 2012, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999) and 1989 (2011) approved the amendments specified with underline in the entry below on its Al-Qaida Sanctions List of individuals and entities subject to the assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo set out in paragraph 1 of Security Council resolution 1989 (2011) adopted under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations.

B. Entities and other groups and undertakings associated with Al-Qaida


Name (original script):القاعدة في جزيرة العرب

A.k.a.: a) Al-Qaida of Jihad Organization in the Arabian Peninsula b) Tanzim Qa’idat al-Jihad fi Jazirat al-Arab c) Al-Qaida Organization in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) d) Al-Qaida in the South Arabian Peninsula e) Ansar al-Shari’a (AAS) F.k.a.: Al-Qaida in Yemen (AQY) Address: na Listed on: 19 Jan. 2010 Other information: AQAP is a regional affiliate of Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01) and an armed group operating primarily in Arabian Peninsula. Location: Yemen. Alternative location: Saudi Arabia (2004 – 2006). Formed in Jan. 2009 when Al-Qaida in Yemen combined with Saudi Arabian Al-Qaida operatives. Leader of AQAP is Nasir 'abd-al-Karim 'Abdullah Al-Wahishi (QI.A.274.10.) and his deputy is Said Ali Al-Shihri (QI.A.275.10.). Ansar al-Shari’a was formed in early 2011 by AQAP and has taken responsibility for multiple attacks in Yemen against both government and civilian targets.

The Committee’s Al-Qaida Sanctions List is updated regularly on the basis of relevant information provided by Member States and international and regional organizations.  This is the twenty-seventh update of the List in 2012.  An updated List is accessible on the Committee’s website at the following URL:  http://www.un.org/sc/committees/1267/aq_sanctions_list.shtml.

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