NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
QDi.202 MAZEN SALAH MOHAMMED
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 26 August 2009
Mazen Salah Mohammed was listed on 6 December 2005 pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 2 of resolution 1617 (2005) 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” Ansar al-Islam (QDe.098).
Mazen Salah Mohammed belonged to Ansar al-Islam (QDe.098). Mohammed has carried out activities in Germany on behalf of Ansar al-Islam and was part of Ansar al-Islam’s Western European logistical network from at least March 2004. In March 2004, he was proposed and appointed as the successor to Ata Abdoulaziz Rashid (QDi.199), the major coordinator of fundraising activities in southern Germany, in case the latter was arrested. During the same month, Mohammed succeeded Rashid as the major coordinator of fundraising activities in southern Germany.
Around August 2004, Mohammed had received, via middlemen, money from Rafik Mohamad Yousef (QDi.205) who was involved in fundraising on behalf of Ansar al-Islam in Berlin. The money was to be transferred to Ansar al-Islam. In the period from December 2003 to November 2004, Mohammed participated in at least six fundraising activities and money transfers, by virtue of which Ansar al-Islam was supposed to receive 9,730 Euros and 3,200 US dollars, at least part of which is known to have reached Ansar al-Islam.
Mohammed, along with Rashid and Yousef, planned an assassination attempt against former Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi during his visit to Berlin on 2 and 3 December 2004.
Mohammed was found guilty of terrorism offences and attempted murder, and sentenced on 15 July 2008 to seven years and six months of imprisonment in Germany.
Ansar al-Islam is a terrorist group formed in September 2001 that operates in northeastern Iraq and has close links to and support from Al-Qaida (QDe.004). Al-Qaida and Usama bin Laden (deceased) participated in the formation and funding of Ansar al-Islam. Ansar al-Islam has also received training and logistical assistance from Al-Qaida. Ansar al-Islam had close association with senior Al-Qaida operative Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, now deceased, also known as Ahmad Fadil Nazal al-Khalayleh. Ansar al-Islam has provided safe haven to Al-Qaida in northeastern Iraq.
Related listed individuals and entities:
Al-Qaida (QDe.004), listed on 6 October 2001
Ansar al-Islam (QDe.098), listed on 24 February 2003
Ata Abdoulaziz Rashid (QDi.199), listed on 6 December 2005
Farhad Kanabi Ahmad (QDi.203), listed on 6 December 2005
Rafik Mohamad Yousef (QDi.205), listed on 6 December 2005