NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
QI.Q.297.11. HASSAN MUHAMMAD ABU BAKR QAYED
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 15 September 2011
Hassan Muhammad Abu Bakr Qayed was listed on 15 September 2011 pursuant to paragraphs 4 and 5 of resolution 1989 (2011) 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” or “otherwise supporting acts or activities of” Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01).
Hassan Muhammad Abu Bakr Qayed, a.k.a. Abu Yahya al-Libi, is a senior Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01) leader who, as of late 2010, was responsible for the supervision of other senior Al-Qaida officials. He has played a number of significant roles in the organization: Al-Libi was an Al-Qaida commander in Pakistan, in which capacity he commanded a group of Al-Qaida fighters and provided financial assistance to Al-Qaida fighters in Afghanistan. Al-Libi has also been a top Al-Qaida strategist, a field commander in Afghanistan, and an instructor at an Al-Qaida training camp.
Al-Libi is also a prominent figure in Al-Qaida’s media operations and has been referred to as its propaganda chief. Al-Libi began appearing in Al-Qaida media productions in May 2006 and is one of Al-Qaida’s most vocal public figures. As of April 2010, Al-Libi had released 68 messages on behalf of Al-Qaida and was second in visibility only to Aiman Muhammed Rabi al-Zawahiri (QI.A.6.01). Among other things, Al-Libi has urged Pakistanis to attack their government.
Related listed individuals and entities:
Al-Qaida (QE.4.01), listed on 6 October 2001
Aiman Muhammed Rabi al-Zawahiri (QI.A.6.01), listed on 25 January 2001