NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
QI.K.284.10. MOHAMMAD ILYAS KASHMIRI
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 6 August 2010
Mohammad Ilyas Kashmiri was listed on 6 August 2010 pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 2 of resolution 1904 (2009) 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” Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01) and Harakat-ul Jihad Islami (QE.H.130.10).
Mohammad Ilyas Kashmiri is a leader of Harakat-ul Jihad Islami (HUJI) (QE.H.130.10) and provides support to Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01) operations. Kashmiri has led HUJI training camps since 2001, when he was the head of a camp that specialized in terrorist operations, military tactics and cross-border operations. In early 2009, Kashmiri operated a militant training center in Miram Shah, North Waziristan in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. Of the approximately 160 individuals undergoing training at the center, 55 were reportedly being trained for suicide attacks.
Kashmiri has provided logistical support for Al-Qaida terrorist attacks. Specifically, Kashmiri has supported attacks against Pakistani government personnel and facilities, including the mid-2009 attack against the offices of the Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of Pakistan and the Pakistani police in Lahore, Pakistan, that killed 23 people and left hundreds injured. Kashmiri led an Al-Qaida-linked cell in planning the assassination of a Pakistani Army general — a plan that was eventually shelved.
Kashmiri also plotted the October 2008 assassination of the former commander of the Pakistani Special Services Group, General Amir Faisal Alvi, in retaliation for his role in the fight against militants in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan.
Kashmiri has been affiliated with militant organizations for over 20 years and was listed as one of the ten most-wanted terrorists by the Pakistani Interior Ministry in 2009. Kashmiri has been indicted in the United States for providing material support to Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (QE.L.118.05) operative David Coleman Headley who planned a terrorist attack against the Jyllands-Posten newspaper offices in Denmark.
Related listed individuals and entities:
Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01), listed on 6 October 2001
Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (QE.L.118.05), listed on 2 May 2005
Harakat-ul Jihad Islami (QE.H.130.10), listed on 6 August 2010