Security Council Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee Adds Names of Four Individuals and Two Entities to Its Sanctions List

29 September 2015
SC/12063

Security Council Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee Adds Names of Four Individuals and Two Entities to Its Sanctions List

On 29 September 2015, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999) and 1989 (2011) approved the addition of the entries specified below to 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 2161 (2014) adopted under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations:

A. Individuals

QDi.361 Name: 1: AMRU 2: AL-ABSI 3: na 4: na
Title: na Designation: na DOB: approximately 1979 POB: Saudi Arabia Good quality a.k.a.: a) Amr al Absi b) Abu al Athir Amr al Absi Low quality a.k.a.: a) Abu al-Athir b) Abu al-Asir c) Abu Asir d) Abu Amr al Shami e) Abu al-Athir al-Shami f) Abu-Umar al-Absi Nationality: na Passport no.: na National identification no.: na Address: Homs, Syrian Arab Republic (location as at Sep. 2015) Listed on: 29 Sept. 2015 Other information: Shura council member of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (AQI) (QDe.115) and in charge of ISIL’s media arm.  ISIL’s provincial leader for Homs, Syrian Arab Republic as of mid-2014.  Dubbed as the ISIL’s “kidnapper-in-chief”.

QDi.369 Name: 1: MU’TASSIM 2: YAHYA 3: ‘ALI 4: AL-RUMAYSH
Title: na Designation: na DOB: 4 Jan. 1973 POB: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia Good quality a.k.a.: na Low quality a.k.a.: a) Rayhanah b) Abu-Rayhanah c) Handalah d) Abu-Rayhanah al-'Ansari al-Jeddawi Nationality: Yemeni Passport no.: Yemeni passport number 01055336 National identification no.: Saudi Arabian alien registration number 2054275397, issued on 22 Jul. 1998. Address: na Listed on: 29 Sept. 2015 Other information: Financial and foreign fighter facilitator for Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (QDe.115).  Member of Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) (QDe.129) since at least Jun. 2014.

QDi.370 Name: 1: TARAD 2: MOHAMMAD 3: ALJARBA 4: na
Title: na Designation: na DOB: 20 Nov. 1979 POB: Iraq Good quality a.k.a.: Tarad Aljarba Low quality a.k.a.: Abu-Muhammad al-Shimali Nationality: Saudi Arabian Passport no.: Saudi Arabian passport number E704088, issued on 26 Aug. 2003 (expired on 2 Jul. 2008) National identification no.: na Address: na Listed on: 29 Sept. 2015 Other information: Border emir of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (QDe.115) as of Apr. 2015, and ISIL’s leader for operations outside of the Syrian Arab Republic and Iraq as of mid‑2014.  Facilitated the travel from Turkey to the Syrian Arab Republic of prospective ISIL fighters from Australia, Europe, and the Middle East.  Managed ISIL’s guesthouse in Azaz, Syrian Arabic Republic as of 2014.

QDi.373 Name: 1: LAVDRIM 2: MUHAXHERI 3: na 4: na
Title: na Designation: na DOB: a) 3 Dec. 1989 b) approximately 1987 POB: Kaqanik/Kacanik Good quality a.k.a.: na Low quality a.k.a.: a) Abu Abdullah al Kosova b) Abu Abdallah al-Kosovi c) Abu Abdallah al-Kosovo Nationality: na Passport no.: na National identification no.: na  Address: Syrian Arab Republic (location as at Sep. 2015) Listed on: 29 Sept. 2015 Other information: Kosovar Albanian terrorist fighter in Syrian Arab Republic and unit leader of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (QDe.115).  Wanted by INTERPOL.

B. Entities and other groups

QDe.150 Name: MUJAHIDIN INDONESIAN TIMUR (MIT)
A.k.a.: a) Mujahidin of Eastern Indonesia b) East Indonesia Mujahideen c) Mujahidin Indonesia Timor d) Mujahidin Indonesia Barat (MIB) e) Mujahidin of Western Indonesia F.k.a.: na Address: Indonesia Listed on: 29 Sept. 2015 Other information: Terrorist group linked to Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (QDe.115), Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) (QDe.092), and Jemmah Anshorut Tauhid (JAT) (QDe.133).  Operates in Java and Sulawesi, Indonesia and also active in Indonesia’s eastern provinces.  Its leader is Abu Wardah, a.k.a. Santoso (not listed).

QDe.151 Name: JUND AL-KHILAFAH IN ALGERIA (JAK-A)
A.k.a.: a) Jund al Khalifa b) Jund al-Khilafah fi Ard al-Jaza’ir c) Jund al-Khalifa fi Ard al-Jazayer d) Soldiers of the Caliphate in Algeria e) Soldiers of the Caliphate of Algeria f) Soldiers of the Caliphate in the Land of Algeria F.k.a.: na Address: Kabylie region, Algeria Listed on: 29 Sept. 2015 Other information: Emerged on 13 September 2014.  Most known for its abduction and subsequent beheading of French national Herve Gourdel.  Claimed responsibility for attacking police and gendarmes in Algeria and continued planning future attacks.

In accordance with paragraph 36 of resolution 2161 (2014), the Committee has made accessible on its website the narrative summary of reasons for listing of the above name, at the following URL: http://www.un.org/sc/committees/1267/narrative.shtml.

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.  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.

The Consolidated United Nations Security Council Sanctions List is also updated following all changes made to the Al-Qaida Sanctions List.  An updated version of the Consolidated List is accessible via the following URL: http://www.un.org/sc/committees/consolidated_list.shtml.

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