NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
TI.A.80.01. SAYED ESMATULLAH ASEM ABDUL QUDDUS
Sayed Esmatullah Asem Abdul Quddus was listed on 23 February 2001 as Deputy Minister of Preventing Vice and Propagating Virtue 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.
At the time of his listing, Sayed Esmatullah Asem Abdul Quddus also served as the Secretary General of the Afghan Red Crescent Society (ARCS) under the Taliban regime. As of May 2007, he became a member of the Taliban Supreme Council. He was also a member of a regional Taliban council as at 2009.
Sayed Esmatullah Asem Abdul Quddus commanded a group of Taliban fighters in Chaparhar District, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. He was a Taliban commander in Konar Province, who dispatched suicide bombers to several provinces in eastern Afghanistan as at 2007. He is a leading expert in IED and suicide attacks as of 2012.
In late 2008, Sayed Esmatullah Asem Abdul Quddus was in charge of a Taliban staging base in the Afghanistan/ Pakistan border area.
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