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: 3 January 2014
Date on which the narrative summary was updated: 11 December 2014
Jaber Abdallah Jaber Ahmad Al-Jalahmah was listed on 3 January 2014 pursuant to paragraphs 2 and 3 of resolution 2083 (2012) as being associated with Al-Qaida for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing, or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf of, or in support of” Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01), Al-Qaida in Iraq (QE.J.115.04) and Muhsin Fadhil Ayed Ashour al-Fadhli (QI.A.184.05), “supplying, selling or transferring arms and related materiel to” Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01) and “recruiting for; or otherwise supporting acts or activities of” Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01) and Al-Qaida in Iraq (QE.J.115.04).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Soon after 11 September 2001, Al-Jalahmah sent supplies to Afghanistan for use by Al-Qaida trainees.
In 2002, a senior Al-Qaida leader asked Al-Jalahmah to raise money for planned terrorist operations in the Middle East, for training, for passport acquisition, and for the families of operatives.
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.
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). Trusted associates were sometimes given thousands of dollars to transport from Kuwait to Iraq. 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).
As of mid-2004, Al-Jalahmah collected money from lesser financiers in Kuwait and funneled it to Al-Qaida. As of that time, Jalahmah provided tens of thousands of dollars each week to Al-Qaida fighters.
In mid-2010, Al-Jalahmah provided funds to an individual associated with Al-Qaida in Iraq.
In 2012, Al-Jalahmah provided several thousand dollars for Al-Qaida members in Yemen as well as the Afghanistan/Pakistan region.
In 2012, Al-Jalahmah, was praised by a senior Al-Qaida member for providing support, and was relied on by Al-Qaida for additional aid.
In 2012, al-Jalahmah sought to finance an Al-Qaida suicide attack.
As of early 2014, Al-Jalahmah financially supported the Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QE.A.137.14) in Syria.
Related listed individuals and entities:
Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01), listed on 6 October 2001
Al-Qaida in Iraq (QE.J.115.04), listed on 18 October 2004
Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QE.A.137.14), listed on14 May 2014
Muhsin Fadhil Ayed Ashour al-Fadhli (QI.A.184.05), listed on 17 February 2005