'ABD AL-MALIK MUHAMMAD YUSUF 'UTHMAN 'ABD AL-SALAM

QDi.346
'Abd al-Malik Muhammad Yusuf 'Uthman 'Abd al-Salam
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee's website: 
23 January 2015
Reason for listing: 

'Abd al-Malik Muhammad Yusuf 'Uthman 'Abd al-Salam was listed on 23 January 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”, “supplying, selling or transferring arms and related materiel to”, “recruiting for” or “otherwise supporting acts or activities of” Al-Qaida (QDe.004) and Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QDe.137).

Additional information: 

'Abd al-Malik Muhammad Yusuf 'Uthman 'Abd al-Salam is a Jordanian facilitator who provides financial, material, and technological support for Al-Qaida (QDe.004) and Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QDe.137).

In May 2012, 'Abd al-Malik was apprehended by Lebanese authorities in Beirut as he attempted to depart for Qatar. At the time of his arrest he was carrying thousands of dollars intended for Al-Qaida. Despite his detention, he remained a communications conduit between detainees in Lebanon and Al-Nusrah Front fighters located in the Syrian Arab Republic and Lebanon. As of early 2013, Al-Nusrah Front members were attempting to facilitate the release of 'Abd al-Malik from prison in Lebanon.

'Abd al-Malik’s support to Al-Nusrah Front has been broad. In early 2012, he gave thousands of dollars and material support to a Syria-based Al-Qaida associate intended for Al-Nusrah Front operatives. ‘Abd al-Malik also facilitated extremist travel to Al-Nusrah Front in the Syrian Arab Republic and specifically worked with Turkey-based Syrians who opposed the Syrian regime in an effort to recruit them to work with Al-Nusrah Front. In early 2012, ‘Abd al-Malik, Qatari national Ibrahim 'Isa Hajji Muhammad al-Bakr (QDi.344) and their Lebanon-based associates agreed to procure and transport weapons and other equipment to the Syrian Arab Republic with the assistance of a Syria-based Al-Qaida associate.

‘Abd al-Malik has a long history of raising funds for Al-Qaida. As of early 2012, he raised and collected funding for Al-Qaida from Gulf-based donors via the Internet. He coordinated the transfer of tens of thousands of euros from Qatari Al-Qaida financier Khalifa Muhammad Turki al-Subaiy (QDi.253), which was intended to support Al-Qaida and its senior leaders. ‘Abd al-Malik also worked with Iran-based Al-Qaida facilitators to deliver receipts confirming that Al-Qaida received foreign donor funding. In late 2011, he delivered thousands of dollars to Al-Qaida facilitator Muhsin Fadhil Ayed Ashour al-Fadhli (QDi.184) in Iran.

‘Abd al-Malik has also been directly involved in supporting and participating in operational activities for Al-Qaida. In 2012, he spent time at a training camp in Waziristan, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan. As of early 2012, ‘Abd al-Malik was responsible for providing recruitment and logistical support for Al-Qaida members in the Middle East and travelled to the Gulf, the Levant, Iran, South Asia and South-East Asia for his work with Al-Qaida.

He also facilitated the procurement of identification documents in support of Al-Qaida. In 2011, ‘Abd al-Malik participated in an attack against U.S. forces in Afghanistan.