In accordance with paragraph 13 of resolution 1822 (2008) and subsequent related resolutions, the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee makes accessible a narrative summary of reasons for the listing for individuals, groups, undertakings and entities included in the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List.
Amir Muhammad Sa’id Abdal-Rahman al-Salbi 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-Salbi, known prominently as Hajji Abdallah, succeeded al-Baghdadi to become the leader of ISIS. Al-Salbi 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-Salbi helped drive the abduction, slaughter, and trafficking of Yazidi religious minorities in northwest Iraq, and currently oversees ISIL’s global operations.
Al-Salbi directed ISIL military operations against the Republic of Iraq in Ramadi, Abu Kamal and Bayji in Iraq.