United Nations Security Council Adds Names of Six Individuals to Al-Qaida Sanctions List

15 August 2014
SC/11521

United Nations Security Council Adds Names of Six Individuals to Al-Qaida Sanctions List

15 August 2014
Security Council
SC/11521
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

UNITED NATIONS SECURITY COUNCIL ADDS NAMES OF

SIX INDIVIDUALS TO AL-QAIDA SANCTIONS LIST

 

On 15 August 2014, the Security Council approved the addition of six individuals to the Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee’s list of individuals and entities subject to the targeted financial sanctions and the arms embargo set out in paragraph 1 of Security Council resolution 2161 (2014), adopted under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations.

The Committee stresses the need for robust implementation of the Al-Qaida Sanctions Regime as a significant tool in combating terrorist activity, and urges all Member States to participate actively by nominating for listing additional individuals, groups, undertakings and entities which should be subject to the sanctions measures.

As a result of the new listings, any individual or entity that provides financial or material support to the names detailed below, including the provision of arms or recruits, is eligible to be added to the Al-Qaida Sanctions List and subject to the sanctions measures:

A. Individuals associated with Al-Qaida

QI.A.327.14. Name: 1: ABDELRAHMAN 2: MOUHAMAD ZAFIR 3: AL DABIDI 4: AL JAHANITitle: na Designation: na DOB: a) 4 Dec. 1971   b) 1977  POB: Kharj, Saudi Arabia  Good quality a.k.a.: a) Abd Al-Rahman Muhammad Zafir Al-Dubaysi Al-Juhni b) Abd Al-Rahman Muhammad Zafir al-Dubaysi al-Jahni c) Abd Al-Rahman Muhammad Zafir al-Dubaysi al-Jahani d) Abd Al-Rahman Muhammad Zafir al-Dubaysi al-Juhani e) Abdulrhman Mohammed D. Aljahani f) Abu al-Wafa’ g) Abu Anas h) Abd al-Rahman Muhammad Zafir al-Dabisi al-Jahani i) Abu Wafa al-Saudi j) Abu al-Wafa k) Abd al-Rahman Muhammad Thafir al-Jahni l) Abd al-Rahman Muhammad al-Juhani m) Abdelrahman Mouhamad Zafir al Dabissi Juhan n) Abdelrahman Mouhamad Zafir al Dabissi Juhani  Low quality a.k.a.: Abou Wafa al Saoudi  Nationality: Saudi Arabian  Passport no.: F508591   National identification no.: Saudi Arabian national identification number 1027508157   Address: na  Listed on: 15 Aug. 2014   Other information: A member and regional commander of Jabhat al-Nusrah, listed as Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QE.A.137.14) and a facilitator of foreign recruits for that group.  

QI.A.324.14. Name: 1: ABDUL MOHSEN 2: ABDALLAH 3: IBRAHIM 4: AL CHAREKHTitle: na Designation: na DOB: 13 Jul. 1985  POB: Saqra, Saudi Arabia  Good quality a.k.a.: a) Abdul Mohsen Abdullah Ibrahim Al-Sharikh b) Sanafi al Nasr  Low quality a.k.a.: na  Nationality: Saudi Arabian  Passport no.: na  National identification no.: na  Address: na  Listed on: 15 Aug. 2014   Other information: A long time facilitator and financier for Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01), appointed as a regional leader of Jabhat al-Nusrah, listed as Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QE.A.137.14).  

QI.A.325.14. Name: 1: ABOU 2: MOHAMED 3: AL ADNANI 4: naTitle: na Designation: na DOB: Approximately 1977  POB: Binnish, Syrian Arab Republic  Good quality a.k.a.: a) Yaser Khalaf Nazzal Alrawi b) Jaber Taha Falah c) Abou Khattab d) Abou Sadeq Alrawi e) Tah al Binchi f) Abu Mohammed al-Adnani g) Taha Sobhi Falaha h) Yasser Khalaf Hussein Nazal al-Rawi i) Abu Baker al-Khatab j) Abu Sadek al-Rawi k) Taha al-Banshi l) Abu Mohamed al-Adnani m) Abu-Mohammad al-Adnani al-Shami n) Hajj Ibrahim  Low quality a.k.a.: na  Nationality: Iraqi  Passport no.: na  National identification no.: na  Address: na  Listed on: 15 Aug. 2014   Other information: Official spokesman of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (QE.J.115.04), and emir of ISIL in Syria, closely associated with Abu Mohammed al-Jawlani (QI.A.317.13) and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, listed as Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai (QI.A.299.11).

QI.A.328.14. Name: 1: HAJJAJ 2: BIN 3: FAHD 4: AL AJMITitle: na Designation: na DOB: 10 Aug. 1987  POB: Kuwait  Good quality a.k.a.: a) Hijaj Fahid Hijaj Muhammad Sahib al-Ajmi b) Hicac Fehid Hicac Muhammed Sebib al-Acmi c) Hajjaj bin-Fahad al-Ajmi d) Sheikh Hajaj al-Ajami e) Hajaj al-Ajami f) Ajaj Ajami  Low quality a.k.a.: na  Nationality: Kuwaiti  Passport no.: na  National identification no.: na  Address: na  Listed on: 15 Aug. 2014   Other information: A Kuwait-based facilitator in charge of the ‘committee of zakat’ and financier for Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QE.A.137.14).  

QI.A.326.14. Name: 1: HAMID 2: HAMAD 3: HAMID 4: AL-‘ALITitle: na Designation: na DOB: 17 Nov. 1960  POB: a) Kuwait  b) Qatar  Good quality a.k.a.: na  Low quality a.k.a.: na  Nationality: Kuwaiti  Passport no.: a) Kuwaiti passport number 001714467   b) Kuwaiti passport number 101505554   National identification no.: na  Address: na  Listed on: 15 Aug. 2014   Other information: A Kuwait-based financier, recruiter and facilitator for Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (QE.J.115.04), and Jabhat al-Nusrah, listed as Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QE.A.137.14). Associated with Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai (QI.A.299.11) and Abu Mohammed al-Jawlani (QI.A.317.13).  

QI.A.323.14. Name: 1: SAID 2: ARIF 3: na 4: naTitle: na Designation: na DOB: a) 25 Jun. 1964   b) 5 Dec. 1965  POB: Oran, Algeria  Good quality a.k.a.: a) Said Mohamed Arif b) Omar Gharib c) Abderahmane d) Abdallah al-Jazairi e) Slimane Chabani f) Souleiman  Low quality a.k.a.: na  Nationality: Algerian  Passport no.: na  National identification no.: na  Address: na  Listed on: 15 Aug. 2014   Other information: A veteran member of the ‘Chechen Network’ (not listed) and other terrorist groups. He was convicted of his role and membership in the ‘Chechen Network’ in France in 2006. Joined Jabhat al-Nusrah, listed as Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QE.A.137.14) in October 2013.

For further details relating to the listings, please refer to the narrative summaries of reasons for listing of the above-mentioned names annexed to this press release.  In accordance with paragraph 20 of resolution 2170 (2014), the narrative summaries of reasons for listing the above-mentioned names are also available on the Al Qaida Committee’s website at:  http://www.un.org/sc/committees/1267/NSQI327E.shtml; http://www.un.org/sc/committees/1267/NSQI324E.shtml; http://www.un.org/sc/committees/1267/NSQI325E.shtml; http://www.un.org/sc/committees/1267/NSQI328E.shtml; http://www.un.org/sc/committees/1267/NSQI326E.shtml; http://www.un.org/sc/committees/1267/NSQI323E.shtml.

The 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 fifteenth update of the List in 2014.

An updated Al-Qaida sanctions list is available from the Committee’s website at:  www.un.org/sc/committees/1267/aq_sanctions_list.shtml.

(annexes follow)

ANNEX I

QI.A.323.14. SAID ARIF

Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 15.08.2014

Said Arif was listed on 15 August 2014pursuant to paragraphs 2 and 4 of resolution 2161 (2014) as being associated with Al-Qaida for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing, or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf of, or in support of” and “recruiting for” Jabhat al-Nusrah, listed as Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QE.A.137.14).

Additional information:

Said Arif is an Algerian army officer who deserted and travelled to Afghanistan in the 1990s. While in Afghanistan, he trained in Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01) camps with weapons and explosives. Arif is suspected of training in the production of chemical and biological weapons in Georgia, allegedly under the guidance of Al-Qaida senior leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, also known as Ahmad Fadil Nazal al-Khalayleh (deceased). Arif was one of al-Zarqawi’s closest lieutenants, and was a suspect linked to the ‘Frankfurt Group’ (not listed) plot to bomb Strasbourg Cathedral and Christmas market in Strasbourg, France, in December 2000, which was planned by Al-Qaida senior member, Abu Doha (not listed).

Arif is involved in a facilitation network that sends foreign recruits from Europe to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Chechnya, the Russian Federation. In 2003, Arif was arrested in Syria and put on trial in France in 2004 with 25 others as part of the ‘Chechen Network’ (not listed). The group was accused of plotting in 2002 to blow up the Eiffel Tower and to carry out attacks on malls and police stations in France. In 2006 Arif was convicted for his role and membership in the group, which an appeal court in 2007 increased to the maximum sentence of ten years. After his arrest, Arif confessed that Al-Qaida was planning to attack an American military base in Spain using chemical weapons. Arif was also connected to an Al-Qaida cell whose members were arrested in Barcelona, Spain. Arif was released in December 2011 and was placed under house arrest in France. However, in October 2013 he escaped and travelled to Syria where he joined Jabhat al-Nusrah, listed as of Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QE.A.137.14).       

Related listed individuals and entities:

Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01), listed on 6 October 2001

Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QE.A.137.14), listed on 14 May 2014

ANNEX II

QI.A.324.14. ABDUL MOHSEN ABDALLAH IBRAHIM AL CHAREKH

Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 15.08.2014

Abdul Mohsen Abdallah Ibrahim al Charekh was listed on 15 August 2014pursuant to paragraphs 2 and 4 of resolution 2161 (2014) as being associated with Al-Qaida for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing, or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf of, or in support of” Jabhat al-Nusrah, listed as Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QE.A.137.14).

Additional information:

Abdul Mohsen Abdallah Ibrahim al Charekh has been a leading terrorist Internet propagandist since 2006. After a short stay in tribal areas in Pakistan, he travelled to Iran where he was appointed the Iran-based representative of Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01) to replace Yasin al Suri (not listed) who was jailed by the Iranian authorities. From Tehran, Abdul Mohsen Abdallah Ibrahim al Charekh managed a facilitation network that transferred finances and fighters to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Arrested by Iranian authorities in 2009, he was released in May 2011 and travelled to North Waziristan, Pakistan, to develop a new facilitation network. In 2012, he took charge of the finances of Al-Qaida core.

After a short stay in Iran where he became the deputy of Muhsin Fadhil Ayed Ashour al-Fadhli (QI.A.184.05) he went to Syria in April 2013 where he joined Jabhat al-Nusrah. In December 2013, he was appointed as the leader of Jabhat al-Nusrah for the region of Latakia Governate, Syria, alongside Abdelrahman Mouhamad Zafir al Dabidi al Jahani (QI.A.327.14).    

Related listed individuals and entities:

Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01), listed on 6 October 2001

Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QE.A.137.14), listed on 14 May 2014

Muhsin Fadhil Ayed Ashour al-Fadhli (QI.A.184.05), listed on 17 February 2005

Abdelrahman Mouhamad Zafir al Dabidi al Jahani (QI.A.327.14), listed on 15 August 2014

ANNEX III

QI.A.325.14. ABOU MOHAMED AL ADNANI

Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website:  15.08.2014

Abou Mohamed al Adnani was listed on 15 August 2014pursuant to paragraphs 2 and 4 of resolution 2161 (2014) as being associated with Al-Qaida for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing, or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf of, or in support of” Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (QE.J.115.04).

Additional information:

Abou Mohamed al Adnani is the spokesperson for the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (AQI), and a former spokesperson for the Islamic State of Iraq, an a.k.a of AQI.

Active in Iraq since 2003, he was arrested on 31 May 2005 in Al-Anbar province, Iraq, and was in jail from 2005 to 2010. After his arrival in Syria, he was successively appointed as a deputy of Abu Mohammed al-Jawlani (QI.A.317.13), leader of the Islamic State of Iraq for the northern province (Aleppo, Hama and Idlib), then as the security leader and finally as the leader of external operations for ISIL. Close to the leader of ISIL Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, listed as Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai (QI.A.299.11), al Adnani was appointed emir of ISIL in Syria at  the beginning of 2013 after ISIL split with Jabhat al-Nusrah, an a.k.a. of Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QE.A.137.14). He is one of the most influential emirs of ISIL.

Related listed individuals and entities:

Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01), listed on 6 October 2001

Al-Qaida in Iraq (QE.J.115.04), listed on 18 October 2004

Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QE.A.137.14), listed on 14 May 2014

Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai (QI.A.299.11), listed on 5 October 2011

Abu Mohammed al-Jawlani (QI.A.317.13), listed on 24 July 2013

ANNEX IV

QI.A.326.14. HAMID HAMAD HAMID AL-‘ALI

Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 15.08.2014

Hamid Hamad Hamid al-‘Ali was listed on 15 August 2014pursuant to paragraphs 2 and 4 of resolution 2161 (2014) as being associated with Al-Qaida for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing, or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf of, or in support of” Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), an a.k.a. of Al-Qaida in Iraq (QE.J.115.04) and Jabhat al-Nusrah, listed as Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QE.A.137.14).

Additional information:

Hamid Hamad Hamid al-‘Ali provides financial support to Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QE.A.137.14) in Syria. Ali referred to himself as an ‘Al-Qaida commando’ who raised money and support for the Al-Nusrah Front and Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01). As of 2013, Ali coordinated with the Al-Nusrah Front in Syria on the need for funds and supplies and directed donors in Kuwait to send financial and material support to the terrorist organization. By mid-2013, Ali had raised tens of thousands of dollars to help the Al-Nusrah Front purchase weapons and supplies. In 2013, Ali travelled to Syria multiple times to deliver funds for Al-Nusrah Front. In 2013, Ali facilitated the travel to Syria of individuals wishing to fight for the Al-Nusrah Front and provided these individuals with money to deliver to the terrorist organization. In 2014, Ali used students in Kuwait to courier funds to the Al-Nusrah Front. Additionally, Ali attempted to facilitate dialogue between the leader of ISIL, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, listed as Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai (QI.A.299.11), and the leader of Jabhat al-Nusrah, Abu Mohammed al-Jawlani (QI.A.317.13), in order to settle the dispute between the two groups. He has travelled several times to Syria during the summer of 2013 to meet the two terrorist leaders.

Related listed individuals and entities:

Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01), listed on 6 October 2001

Al-Qaida in Iraq (QE.J.115.04), listed on 18 October 2004

Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QE.A.137.14), listed on 14 May 2014

Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai (QI.A.299.11), listed on 5 October 2011

Abu Mohammed al-Jawlani (QI.A.317.13), listed on 24 July 2013

ANNEX V

QI.A.327.14. ABDELRAHMAN MOUHAMAD ZAFIR AL DABIDI AL JAHANI

Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 15.08.2014

Abdelrahman Mouhamad Zafir al Dabidi al Jahani was listed on 15 August 2014pursuant to paragraphs 2 and 4 of resolution 2161 (2014) as being associated with Al-Qaida for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing, or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf of, or in support of” and “recruiting for” Jabhat al-Nusrah, listed as Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QE.A.137.14).

Additional information:

Abdelrahman Mouhamad Zafir al Dabidi al Jahani, a former senior leader of Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01), has performed various administrative duties for Al-Qaida, including arranging fund transfers, passing messages and arranging meetings for senior Al-Qaida figures. Between 2006 and 2009, al Jahani provided logistical support to Al-Qaida in Afghanistan. Al Jahani was responsible for Al-Qaida's communications courier network in Waziristan in late 2008, and by mid-2009 was in charge of Al-Qaida administrative affairs for several areas in North and South Waziristan.  Before his departure from Pakistan to Syria in 2012, al Jahani served on Al-Qaida's central shura council and as the Al-Qaida chief of security responsible for counterintelligence.

Al Jahani was listed in early 2011 by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as wanted in connection with membership or association with Al-Qaida or its regional affiliates.  He was charged by Saudi Arabian authorities with calling for armed combat; defining Saudi Arabia as a legitimate field for battle; being a key Al-Qaida leader in Afghanistan and Pakistan; travelling to Afghanistan to join Al-Qaida; training in the use of various weapons, explosives and toxins; providing logistical support to Al-Qaida in Afghanistan; calling for the murder of citizens and residents; and targeting important facilities and residential compounds.  Al Jahani remains on Saudi Arabian list of 47 most wanted criminals. 

After travelling to Syria in 2012, al Jahani became a facilitator in charge of foreign fighter networks within Jabhat al-Nusrah, and took part in the network of Muhsin Fadhil Ayed Ashour al-Fadhli (QI.A.184.05). As of mid-2013, al Jahani was working with counterparts in Pakistan to acquire heavy weaponry and trainers to support Al-Qaida efforts in Syria. In December 2013, he was appointed as a commander for the Latakia Governorate region alongside Abdul Mohsen Abdallah Ibrahim al Charekh (QI.A.324.14). He maintains an affiliation with Al-Qaida leadership in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan.  

Related listed individuals and entities:

Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01), listed on 6 October 2001

Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QE.A.137.14), listed on 14 May 2014

Muhsin Fadhil Ayed Ashour al-Fadhli (QI.A.184.05), listed on 17 February 2005

Abdul Mohsen Abdallah Ibrahim al Charekh (QI.A.324.14), listed on 15 August 2014

ANNEX VI

QI.A.328.14. HAJJAJ BIN FAHD AL AJMI

Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 15.08.2014

Hajjaj bin Fahd al Ajmi was listed on 15 August 2014pursuant to paragraphs 2 and 4 of resolution 2161 (2014) as being associated with Al-Qaida for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing, or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf of, or in support of” Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QE.A.137.14).

Additional information:

Hajjaj bin Fahd al Ajmi serves as a focal point for financial donations to Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant facilitators in Syria. He agreed to provide financial support to Al-Nusrah Front in exchange for installing Kuwaitis in that group’s leadership positions.  Al Ajmi travels regularly from Kuwait to Syria to engage in financial activity on behalf of Al-Nusrah Front and to deliver money to the group. He is responsible for at least one Twitter fundraising campaign. In early January 2014, he offered Al-Nusrah Front money to lead a military campaign in Homs, Syria. During summer 2013, he was photographed in Latakia Governorate, Syria, with terrorist fighters. Al Ajmi is also in contact with another facilitator linked to Al-Qaida.

Related listed individuals and entities:

Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01), listed on 6 October 2001

Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QE.A.137.14), listed on 14 May 2014

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