NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
QI.S.123.03. YASSIN SYWAL
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 23 February 2010
Yassin Sywal was listed on 9 September 2003 pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 2 of resolution 1390 (2002) as being associated with Al-Qaida, Usama bin Laden or the Taliban for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf or in support of”, “supplying, selling or transferring arms and related materiel to” or “otherwise supporting acts or activities of” Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01) and Jemaah Islamiyah (QE.J.92.02).
Yassin Sywal is an operative who provided support to Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) (QE.J.92.02) and Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01) in Southeast Asia. Sywal received training in the Al-Qaida operated Chaldun Camp in Afghanistan in the l980s or l990s. When he returned to Southeast Asia, he became involved in sectarian conflicts in Sulawesi, Indonesia. Sywal, who is the son-in-law of JI co-founder Abdullah Sungkar, collaborated with individuals associated with JI and Al-Qaida in Southeast Asia to recruit and train individuals for combat in Sulawesi. Sywal also assisted in importing weapons from the Philippines for use in conflicts in Indonesia. In addition, Sywal participated in planning and facilitating Al-Qaida terrorist plots in Southeast Asia. In 1999, Sywal attended a planning session to select assassination targets. The targets selected included Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri and other Indonesian figures. Sywal’s role in the plot was to procure weapons for use in the assassinations.
Related listed individuals and entities:
Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01), listed on 6 October 2001
Jemaah Islamiyah (QE.J.92.02), listed on 25 October 2002
Nurjaman Riduan Isamuddin (QI.I.87.03), listed on 28 January 2003
Abu Rusdan (QI.R.186.05), listed on 16 May 2005
Zulkarnaen (QI.Z.187.05), listed on 16 May 2005
Abu Bakar Ba'asyir (QI.B.217.06), listed on 21 April 2006