NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTINGQI.D.249.08. YAHIA DJOUADI
Yahia Djouadi was listed on 3 July 2008 pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 2 of resolution 1822 (2008) as being associated with the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (QE.T.14.01) 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” of this entity.
Yahia Djouadi, a.k.a. Yahia Abu Amar, is the leader of the Sahel-Sahara Zone of the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (QE.T.14.01) (AQIM), as well as the head of the Tarek ibn Ziad group, one of AQIM’s components in the Sahel-Sahara region, and has his support base in northern Mali.
Since the announcement of their allegiance to Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01) and through their new name “the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb”, the terrorist groups of this region have been attempting to consolidate their presence in the northern Sahel. With the aim of assisting Al-Qaida to achieve its objectives in the Maghreb and Sahel areas, AQIM has carried out several acts of terrorism in the region and claimed responsibility for the abduction of two Austrian tourists in southern Tunisia on 22 February 2008. The two Austrian tourists were taken to northern Mali, where Yahia Djouadi is active.
Related listed individuals and entities:
The Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (QE.T.14.01), listed on 6 October 2001
Mokhtar Belmokhtar (QI.B.136.03), listed on 11 November 2003
Saifi Ammari (QI.A.152.03), listed on 4 December 2003
Abdelmalek Droukdel (QI.D.232.07), listed on 27 August 2007
Ahmed Deghdegh (QI.D.252.08), listed on 3 July 2008
Amor Mohamed Ghedeir (QI.H.250.08), listed on 3 July 2008
Salah Eddine Gasmi (QI.G.251.08), listed on 3 July 2008.