Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions
1267 (1999) and 1989 (2011) concerning Al-Qaida
and associated individuals and entities


NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING

QI.J.41.01. ALI AHMED NUR JIM’ALE

Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 30 October 2009

Ali Ahmed Nur Jim’ale was listed on 9 November 2001 pursuant to paragraph 8 (c) of resolution 1333 (2000) 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”, "supplying, selling or transferring arms and related materiel to" or “otherwise supporting acts or activities of” Usama Muhammed Awad bin Laden (QI.B.8.01) and Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01).

Additional information:

Ali Ahmed Nur Jim’ale has been closely linked to Usama Muhammed Awad bin Laden (QI.B.8.01). Bin Laden provided Jim’ale with one million USD ‘venture capital’ in 1992, and has acted as a ‘silent partner’ in the Barakaat Group of Companies (“Barakaat”) (QE.B.37.01), which Jim’ale founded in 1989.

Barakaat is a network of companies that, as of 2001, operated in 40 countries around the world with business ventures in telecommunications, construction, wire transfer services, and currency exchange. Its operations were centered in the United Arab Emirates and Somalia. Jim’ale also owns or controls Al Baraka Exchange L.L.C. (QE.A.23.01), Barakaat Telecommunications Co. Somalia Ltd. (QE.B.43.01), Barakaat Bank of Somalia (QE.B.45.01) and Barako Trading Company, LLC (QE.B.56.01, formerly also QE.B.54.01).

Bin Laden found Barakaat an efficient and discreet channel for transferring money and invested in Barakaat’s telecommunications network. Barakaat acted as a source of funding and money transfers for Bin Laden, with its owner channeling several million USD a year to and from Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01). In addition, Barakaat managed, invested, and distributed funds for Al-Qaida. Most of Bin Laden’s transactions were between Mogadishu, Somalia, and Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, Mombassa, Kenya, and Nairobi, Kenya. These funds generally were intermingled with transfers made on behalf of non-governmental organizations such as Al-Haramain (various offices are listed on the Consolidated List) and the International Islamic Relief Organization (two offices are listed on the Consolidated List).

Barakaat also arranged for the shipment of weapons to terrorist supporters. As a further sign of Jim’ale’s good relations with Bin Laden, Barakaat provided employment within its ‘security’ division for almost 1,000 fighters. Bin Laden footed the bill for the care and feeding of these persons and could call upon their services when needed. Bin Laden associates arrived regularly at Mogadishu’s Bale Dogle Airport on chartered aircraft originating in Yemen, Pakistan and Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. Barakaat’s security personnel met these operatives at the airport and conducted them to the compounds of certain non-governmental organizations or to properties owned by a local businessman.

 

Related listed individuals and entities:

Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01), listed on 6 October 2001
Al Baraka Exchange L.L.C. (QE.A.23.01), listed on 9 November 2001
Al-Barakaat (QE.A.24.01), listed on 9 November 2001
Al-Bakaraat Bank (QE.A.25.01), listed on 9 November 2001
Al-Barakaat Bank of Somalia (BSS) (QE.A.27.01), listed on 9 November 2001
Al-Barakat Finance Group (QE.A.28.01), listed on 9 November 2001
Al-Barakat Financial Holding Co. (QE.A.29.01), listed on 9 November 2001
Al-Barakat Global Telecommunications (QE.A.30.01), listed on 9 November 2001
Al-Barakat Group of Companies Somalia Limited (QE.A.31.01), listed on 9 November 2001
Al-Barakat International (QE.A.32.01), listed on 9 November 2001
Al-Barakat Investments (QE.A.33.01), listed on 9 November 2001
Barakaat Group of Companies (QE.B.37.01), listed on 9 November 2001
Barakaat International Foundation (QE.B.39.01), listed on 9 November 2001
Barakaat International, Inc. (QE.B.40.01), listed on 9 November 2001
Barakaat North America, Inc. (QE.B.41.01), listed on 9 November 2001
Barakaat Red Sea Telecommunications (QE.B.42.01), listed on 9 November 2001
Barakaat Telecommunications Co. Somalia, Ltd. (QE.B.43.01), listed on 9 November 2001
Barakaat Bank of Somalia (QE.B.45.01), listed on 9 November 2001
Barakat Computer Consulting (BCC) (QE.B.46.01), listed on 9 November 2001
Barakat Consulting Group (BCG) (QE.B.47.01), listed on 9 November 2001
Barakat Global Telephone Company (QE.B.49.01), listed on 9 November 2001
Barakat International Companies (BICO) (QE.B.50.01), listed on 9 November 2001
Barakat Post Express (BPE) (QE.B.51.01), listed on 9 November 2001
Barakat Refreshment Company (QE.B.52.01), listed on 9 November 2001
Barakat Telecommunications Company Limited (QE.B.53.01), listed on 9 November 2001
Barako Trading Company, LLC (QE.B.56.01, formerly also QE.B.54.01), listed on 9 November 2001
Red Sea Barakat Company Limited (QE.R.60.01), listed on 9 November 2001
Somali Internet Company (QE.S.62.01), listed on 9 November 2001
Somali Network AB (QE.S.64.01), listed on 9 November 2001
Al-Haramain Foundation offices (QE.A.71.02, QE.A.72.02, QE.A.103.04, QE.A.104.04, QE.A.105.04, QE.A.106.04, QE.A.109.04, QE.A.110.04, QE.A.111.04, QE.A.112.04, QE.A.113.04, QE.A.114.04, QE.A.116.04, QE.A.117.04), listed between 13 March 2002 and 28 September 2004
The International Islamic Relief Organization, Philippines, Branch Offices (QE.I.126.06), listed on 4 August 2006
The International Islamic Relief Organization, Indonesia, Branch Office (QE.I.127.06), listed on 9 November 2006

Usama Muhammed Awad bin Laden (QI.B.8.01), listed on 25 January 2001