NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING

QDi.371
Abd al-Baset Azzouz
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee's website: 
29 February 2016
Date(s) on which the narrative summary was updated: 
29 February 2016
Reason for listing: 

Abd al-Baset Azzouz was listed on 29 February 2016 pursuant to paragraphs 2 and 4 of resolution 2161 (2014) 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” Al-Qaida (QDe.004).

Additional information: 

Abd al-Baset Azzouz is a key operative in Al-Qaida who traveled to Libya in 2011 under the direction of Al-Qaida (QDe.004) leader Aiman Muhammed Rabi al-Zawahiri (QDi.006) to build a network of terrorist fighters, and recruited 200 militants in the eastern part of the country. He is considered a key Al-Qaida operative due to his ability to mobilize terrorist fighters and train recruits in skills like improvised explosive devices construction.