In accordance with paragraph 13 of resolution 1822 (2008) and subsequent related resolutions, 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.
Jund al-Khilafah in Algeria (JAK-A) was listed on 29 September 2015 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).
Jund al-Khilafah in Algeria (JAK-A) emerged on 13 September 2014 when top military commanders ofthe Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) (QDe.014) central region broke away from AQIM and announced its allegiance to Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (QDe.115). JAK-A is most known for its abduction and subsequent beheading of French national Herve Gourdel in September 2014. Since then, JAK-A has claimed responsibility for attacking police and gendarmes in Algeria and continued planning future attacks including dual terror attacks at two of Algeria’s airports, foiled by Algerian security officials.