NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
QI.S.209.05. JAINAL ANTEL SALI JR.
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 26 August 2009
Jainal Antel Sali Jr. 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”; "supplying, selling or transferring arms and related materiel to"; "recruiting for"; and "otherwise supporting acts or activities of" the Abu Sayyaf Group (QE.A.1.01).
Jainal Antel Sali Jr. has held several senior positions of influence within the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) (QE.A.1.01). In February 2005, for example, Sali accompanied ASG leader Khadafi Abubakar Janjalani (QI.J.180.04) and ASG second-in-command Isnilon Totoni Hapilon (QI.H.204.05) to a meeting with Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) (QE.J.92.02) senior leaders in the Philippines. The JI leaders included Joko Pitono (deceased), JI’s top bomb-maker also known as Dulmatin; Zaki who was JI’s representative for the Philippines; JI intelligence officer Mohamad Ali Abdul Rahiman, and Umar Patek (QI.P.294.11), suspected of involvement in the 2002 bombing in Bali.
Sali has served as a spokesperson for ASG and took part in decision-making meetings of leaders of the group. Sali was an intelligence officer and an advisor to ASG leader Khadafi Janjalani. In late 2002 Sali and other ASG leaders met to discuss the possibility of conducting terrorist activities in Davao City, the Philippines. The operations were placed on hold, however, pending receipt of funding.
Sali has planned and perpetrated several brutal acts of violence involving kidnapping foreign nationals and bombing civilian targets. He masterminded the kidnapping of Catholic priest Cirilo Nacord and 200 teachers and students in Sumisip and Tumahubong towns in Basilan, southern Philippines, in March 2000.
Sali also planned the May 2001 Dos Palmas resort kidnapping operation in the Philippines. In that operation, Sali and eight other ASG members, including Hapilon, took 20 hostages, including 17 Philippine nationals and three United States nationals. Two of the hostages were beheaded on Basilan Island, the Philippines, in June 2001. The ASG captors and 17 of the hostages then proceeded to a hospital in Lamitan, where the captors seized additional hostages. Later that month, ASG beheaded an American national. Sali was the primary negotiator in the ransom demands for the Dos Palmas kidnapping victims, which resulted in the payment of ransom to ASG. In January 2002, Sali made statements during a radio interview denouncing the arrival of United States military advisors in the Philippines to participate in joint military exercises with the Armed Forces of the Philippines designed to locate and combat ASG and rescue the hostages. The hostages were held until 7 June 2002, when one hostage, United States national Gracia Burnham, was rescued and two others, Philippine national Ediborah Yap and United States national Martin Burnham, were killed during an encounter between ASG and the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
Philippine authorities filed charges against Sali and two other ASG leaders for their involvement in a series of bombings in October 2002 in Zamboanga City, the Philippines. The bombings occurred at shopping centers and near a restaurant, killing at least 11 and wounding more than 200 Philippine civilians as well as killing a United States serviceman. Sali also headed the ASG unit responsible for the 17 October 2002 bombings of two department stores in Zamboanga City. He had instructed five ASG members to bomb targets in the city and helped assemble the bombs.
In 2002, Jainal Antel Sali Jr. and four other ASG members, including Janjalani and Hapilon, were also indicted in the United States for their alleged involvement in terrorist acts against United States nationals and other foreign nationals in and around the Philippines.
On 27 February 2004, a bomb planted by ASG terrorists sunk SuperFerry 14 in Manila Bay in the Philippines, killing over 100 people. Sali helped to plan this attack and claimed ASG responsibility for it.
In April 2004, Sali helped supervise members of ASG's Urban Terror Group, concentrated in the Zamboanga Peninsula of the Philippines, who planned bombing activities.
On 14 February 2005, three near-simultaneous bomb blasts in Makati City, Davao City and General Santos City in the Philippines killed at least seven people and left approximately 150 injured. Sali claimed ASG responsibility for these attacks. He also ordered Angelo Ramirez Trinidad (QI.T.241.08) and an accomplice to conduct the bombing of a passenger bus in Manila that killed six and wounded over 100.
In November 2006, Dinno Amor Rosalejos Pareja (QI.P.242.08) led a group in casing targets in Cebu City, the Philippines, for a bombing attack planned to coincide with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit. Sali had directed Pareja to conduct this attack.
Related listed individuals and entities:
Abu Sayyaf Group (QE.A.1.01), listed on 6 October 2001
Jemaah Islamiyah (QE.J.92.02), listed on 25 October 2002
Khadafi Abubakar Janjalani (QI.J.180.04), listed on 22 December 2004
Isnilon Totoni Hapilon (QI.H.204.05), listed on 6 December 2005
Angelo Ramirez Trinidad (QI.T.241.08), listed on 4 June 2008
Dinno Amor Rosalejos Pareja (QI.P.242.08), listed on 4 June 2008
Feliciano Semborio Delos Reyes Jr. (QI.D.243.08), listed on 4 June 2008
Hilarion Del Rosario Santos III (QI.S.244.08), listed on 4 June 2008
Pio Abogne De Vera (QI.D.245.08), listed on 4 June 2008
Redendo Cain Dellosa (QI.D.246.08), listed on 4 June 2008
Ruben Pestano Lavilla Jr (QI.L.247.08), listed on 4 June 2008
Umar Patek (QI.P.294.11), listed on 19 July 2011