NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
QI.A.237.08. JABER ABDALLAH JABER AHMAD AL-JALAHMAH
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 6 April 2009
Jaber Abdallah Jaber Ahmad al-Jalahmah was listed on 16 January 2008 pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 12 of resolution 1735 (2006) as being associated with Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01) for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating or perpetrating acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, or in support of”, “recruiting for” and “otherwise supporting acts or activities of” the network of Al-Qaida in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait.
Jaber Abdallah Jaber Ahmad al-Jalahmah is a Kuwait-based terrorist facilitator and inciter who provided financial and logistical support to the Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01) network in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kuwait. Al-Jalahmah also provided recruits for these efforts. Al-Jalahmah has supported every stage of the terrorist financing life-cycle, from financing terrorist groups and activity, to facilitating deadly attacks, and inciting others to join campaigns of violence.
Soon after 11 September 2001, Al-Jalahmah sent supplies to Afghanistan for use by Al-Qaida trainees. In mid-2001, Al-Jalahmah sent a Kuwaiti individual to Afghanistan where he attended the Al-Qaida-associated Al-Faruq training camp. Al-Jalahmah gave him money to transfer to Al-Qaida. Al-Jalahmah also sent recruits and supplies to Al-Qaida camps in Afghanistan. In the late 1990s/early 2000s, Al-Jalahmah also visited the Al-Faruq training camp, supplying global positioning systems, laptop computers and a video camera.
Al-Jalahmah’s role with Al-Qaida included dealing personally with Usama bin Laden (deceased). Al-Jalahmah went to Afghanistan three times in the late 1990s/early 2000s to provide large sums of money to Usama bin Laden. In one of these meetings, in early to mid-2001, Usama bin Laden agreed to set up a training camp especially for Kuwaitis in Afghanistan. This plan was never put into action.
Al-Jalahmah was involved in the planning of the 21 January 2003, Al-Qaida-linked terrorist attack on two civilian contractors in Kuwait and provided support and assistance to one of the perpetrators. Al-Jalahmah supported the 8 October 2002 attack on United States of America Marines in Faylaka Island, Kuwait, which resulted in the death of a United States Marine.
As early as 2004, Al-Jalahmah coordinated recruitment efforts to send fighters, including suicide bombers, and funds into Iraq for Al-Qaida in Iraq (QE.J.115.04). He facilitated travel for men recruited by him and others.
Al-Jalahmah has sent a significant number of men to join Al-Qaida in Iraq. These operatives carried funds collected by Al-Jalahmah for provision to the terrorist group. Trusted associates were sometimes given thousands of dollars to transport from Kuwait to Iraq.
As of 2004, Al-Jalahmah was considered the leader of a group of terrorists in Kuwait, some of whom he recruited for activity in Afghanistan. Al-Jalahmah collected and funneled money to al-Qaida associated individuals in Kuwait, providing thousands of Kuwaiti dinars to Al-Qaida associated operatives on a regular basis, including to Muhsin Fadhil Ayed Ashour al-Fadhli (QI.A.184.05).
Related listed individuals and entities:
Al-Qaida (QE. A.4.01), listed on 6 October 2001
Ansar al-Islam (QE.A.98.03), listed on 24 February 2003
Al-Qaida in Iraq (QE.J.115.04), listed on 18 October 2004
Muhsin Fadhil Ayed Ashour al-Fadhli (QI.A.184.05), listed on 17 February 2005
Hamid Abdallah Ahmed al-Ali (QI.A.236.08), listed on 16 January 2008
Mubarak Mushakhas Sanad Mubarak al-Bathali (QI.A. 238.08), listed on 16 January 2008.