NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
TI.O.4.01. MOHAMMED OMAR
Mohammed Omar was listed on 31 January 2001 as the Leader of the Faithful ('Amir ul-Mumineen') of the Taliban regime so falling within the provisions of resolutions 1267 (1999) and 1333 (2000) of the United Nations Security Council regarding acts and activities of the Taliban authorities.
Mohammed Omar holds the title of ‘Commander of the Faithful of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan’ and is the supreme leader of the Taliban movement in the Taliban hierarchy. He sheltered Usama bin Laden (deceased) and his Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01. on the Al-Qaida Sanctions List) network in the years prior to the 11 September 2001 attacks in the United States. He has been directing the Taliban against the Government of Afghanistan and their allies in Afghanistan since 2001.
Mohammed Omar commands the allegiance of other prominent military leaders in the region, such as Jalaluddin Haqqani (TI.H.40.01.). Gulbuddin Hekmatyar (QI.H.88.03. on the Al-Qaida Sanctions List) has also cooperated with Mohammed Omar and the Taliban.
Related listed individuals and entities:
Muhammad Taher Anwari (TI.A.5.01.), listed on 23 February 2001
Fazl Mohammad Mazloom (TI.M.23.01.), listed on 23 February 2001
Jalaluddin Haqqani (TI.H.40.01.), listed on 25 January 2001
Mohammad Rasul (TI.M.104.01.), listed on 23 February 2001
Related individuals and entities on the Al-Qaida Sanctions List:
Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01.), listed on 6 October 2001
Gulbuddin Hekmatyar (QI.H.88.03.), listed on 20 February 2003