In accordance with paragraph 36 of resolution 2161 (2014) , the Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee makes accessible a narrative summary of reasons for the listing for individuals, groups, undertakings and entities included in the Al-Qaida Sanctions List.
Abou Mohamed al Adnani was listed on 15 August 2014 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” Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (QDe.115).
Abou Mohamed al Adnani is the spokesperson for the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (AQI), and a former spokesperson for the Islamic State of Iraq, an a.k.a of AQI.
Active in Iraq since 2003, he was arrested on 31 May 2005 in Al-Anbar province, Iraq, and was in jail from 2005 to 2010. After his arrival in Syria, he was successively appointed as a deputy of Abu Mohammed al-Jawlani (QDi.317), leader of the Islamic State of Iraq for the northern province (Aleppo, Hama and Idlib), then as the security leader and finally as the leader of external operations for ISIL. Close to the leader of ISIL Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, listed as Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai (QDi.299), al Adnani was appointed emir of ISIL in Syria at the beginning of 2013 after ISIL split with Jabhat al-Nusrah, an a.k.a. of Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QDe.137). He is one of the most influential emirs of ISIL.