NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
QI.A.285.10. MUHAMMAD ABDALLAH HASAN ABU-AL-KHAYR
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 24 August 2010
Muhammad Abdallah Hasan Abu-al-Khayr was listed on 24 August 2010 pursuant to paragraph 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”, “recruiting for” or “otherwise supporting acts or activities of” Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01).
Muhammad Abdallah Hasan Abu-al-Khayr is a leader of Al-Qaida’s (QE.A.4.01) finance section. He has transferred many thousands of dollars in preparation for a terrorist attack. Abu-al-Khayr also acts for Al-Qaida in a leadership role on its media committee, and has on at least one occasion recruited a member for Al-Qaida. A son-in-law of Usama bin Laden (deceased), he also acted as a bodyguard to Bin Laden and a caretaker of his wives.
Abu-al-Khayr’s relationship with Al-Qaida began when he undertook military training with the group in the mid-1990s. He appears on a 2009 list of 85 persons wanted by the government of Saudi Arabia, in part because of his role as an Al-Qaida financial facilitator.
Related listed individuals and entities:
Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01), listed on 6 October 2001