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Security Council 751 and 1907 Committee on Somalia and Eritrea
Adds Ahmed Diriye to 1844 Sanctions List
On 24 September 2014, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) concerning Somalia and Eritrea approved the addition of the individual specified below to the list of individuals and entities subject to the travel ban, assets freeze and targeted arms embargo imposed by paragraphs 1, 3 and 7 of resolution 1844 (2008) and paragraph 43 of resolution 2093 (2013) adopted under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations:
(15) Ahmed Diriye
AKA: Sheikh Ahmed Umar Abu Ubaidah
AKA: Sheikh Omar Abu Ubaidaha
AKA: Sheikh Ahmed Umar
AKA: Sheikh Mahad Omar Abdikarim
AKA: Abu Ubaidah
AKA: Abu Diriye
DOB: circa 1972
Ahmed Diriye was appointed as the new emir of Al-Shabaab following the death of the previous leader Ahmed Abdi aw-Mohamed, an individual listed by the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009). This was publicly announced in a statement by Al-Shabaab’s spokesperson, Sheikh Ali Dheere, released on 6 September 2014. Diriye has been a senior member of Al-Shabaab and as the emir he exercises command responsibility for Al-Shabaab’s operations. He will be directly responsible for Al-Shabaab’s activities which continue to threaten the peace, security and stability of Somalia. Diriye has since adopted the Arabic name Sheikh Ahmed Umar Abu Ubaidah.
To obtain a fully updated version of the List of individuals and entities subject to the sanctions measures, Member States are encouraged to consult, on a regular basis, the Committee’s website at the following URL: http://www.un.org/sc/committees/751/pdf/1844_cons_list.pdf.
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