JUND AL-KHILAFAH IN ALGERIA

QDe.151
JUND AL-KHILAFAH IN ALGERIA
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee's website: 
29 September 2015
Date(s) on which the narrative summary was updated: 
29 September 2015
Reason for listing: 

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).

Additional information: 

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.