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.
Bah Ag Moussa was listed on 14 August 2019 pursuant to paragraphs 2 and 4 of resolution 2368 (2017) 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 material to”, “recruiting for” and “otherwise supporting acts or activities of” Al-Qaida (QDe.004).
Bah ag Moussa is a former officer of the Malian Armed Forces and a founding member of Ansar Eddine (QDe.135). In 2013, he settled in Tin Zaouatène. Bah ag Moussa joined the Haut Conseil pour l’Unité de l’Azawad (HCUA) at the request of its secretary general Elghabass ag Intallah (not listed) and with the consent of Iyad ag Ghali (QDi.316). He then transmitted Iyad ag Ghali’s messages and recruited Tuareg fighters for Ansar Eddine (QDe.135). In 2017, Bah ag Moussa became the operational leader of Jama'a Nusrat ul-Islam wa al-Muslimin (JNIM) (QDe.159) under the leadership of Iyad ag Ghali. On 16 July 2016, he led the attack against the Nampala barracks, which resulted in the death of 20 Malian soldiers. Bah ag Moussa is the half-brother of Sidi Mohamed ag Oukana (not listed), Iyad ag Ghali’s religious advisor.