NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
QI.A.234.07. ABDUL RAHIM AL-TALHI
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 6 April 2009
Abdul Rahim Al-Talhi was listed on 9 October 2007 pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 12 of resolution 1735 (2006) as being associated with the Abu Sayyaf Group (QE.A.1.01) 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” and “otherwise supporting acts or activities of” this entity.
Abdul Rahim Al-Talhi is an Al-Qaida affiliated financier, a loyal supporter of Usama bin Laden (QI.B.8.01), and a member of a Saudi Arabia-based donor network funding Al-Qaida affiliated terrorists.
For many years, Al-Talhi provided financial and other assistance to the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) (QE.A.1.01) in the Philippines. In the early 1990s, Al-Talhi visited the Philippines with the goal of financing ASG in its fight against the Philippine government. By circa 1996, Al-Talhi was providing ASG with financial assistance derived from donors in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf States. In addition, as of December 2006, Al-Talhi helped groom ASG leaders.
Al-Talhi regularly supplied Philippine contacts with Al-Qaida ideological and training material, including the Al-Qaida operational manual. In the late 1990s, Muhammad Abdallah Salih Sughayr (QI.S.235.07) was selected to succeed Al-Talhi as the principal backer of Al-Qaida-affiliated groups in the Philippines. As of early 2003, Al-Talhi was assisting Sughayr in obtaining financial support from Saudi Arabia-based donors.
Related listed individuals and entities:
Abu Sayyaf Group (QE.A.1.01), listed on 6 October 2007
Usama Muhammed Awad bin Laden (QI.B.8.01), listed on 25 January 2001
Muhammad Abdallah Salih Sughayr (QI.S.235.07), listed on 9 October 2007.