Ghalib Abdullah al-Zaidi
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee's website: 
22 February 2017
Date(s) on which the narrative summary was updated: 
22 February 2017
Reason for listing: 

Ghalib Abdullah al-Zaidi was listed on 22 February 2017 pursuant to paragraphs 3 and 5 of resolution 2253 (2015) as being associated with ISIL or 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”, “supplying, selling or transferring arms and related materiel to” and “recruiting for” Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) (QDe.129).

Additional information: 

Ghalib Abdullah al-Zaidi is a Yemen-based individual who acts for or on behalf of Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) (QDe.129), and he has provided AQAP with weapons, funding, and recruits.  He has also helped AQAP expand into parts of Marib Governorate, Yemen.  Al-Zaidi has been involved in recruiting new members for AQAP, and he has served as an AQAP leader in Marib since 2015 with AQAP operatives pledging loyalty to him.

In 2015, al-Zaidi financed AQAP operations in Marib and authorized AQAP members in Marib to launch terrorist operations.  In the same year, al-Zaidi obtained money and weapons for AQAP members to use in operations against the Houthis.  As of 2014, al-Zaidi’s compound in Marib served as a staging ground for AQAP operatives.