Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla

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Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee's website: 
21 May 2020
Reason for listing: 

Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla was listed pursuant to paragraphs 2 and 4 of resolution 2368 (2017) for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf of, or in support of” entities associated with ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida.

Following the death of former Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi (QDi.299), Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Mawla, known prominently as Hajji Abdallah, succeeded al-Baghdadi to become the leader of ISIS. Al-Mawla was active in ISIL’s predecessor organization, al-Qai’da in Iraq (QDe.115), and steadily rose through the ranks of ISIL to become Deputy Amir. Al-Mawla helped drive the abduction, slaughter, and trafficking of Yazidi religious minorities in northwest Iraq, and currently oversees ISIL’s global operations.