‘ABD AL-RAHMAN KHALAF ‘UBAYD JUDAY’ AL-‘ANIZI

QDi.335
‘Abd al-Rahman Khalaf ‘Ubayd Juday’ al-‘Anizi
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee's website: 
23 September 2014
Reason for listing: 

‘Abd al-Rahman Khalaf ‘Ubayd Juday’ al-‘Anizi was listed on 23 September 2014 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” and “otherwise supporting acts or activities of” Al-Qaida (QDe.004), Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QDe.137) and Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (AQI) (QDe.115).

Additional information: 

Since at least 2008, ‘Abd al-Rahman Khalaf ‘Ubayd Juday’ al-‘Anizi worked with a senior Al-Qaida in Iraq (AQI) (QDe.115) facilitator and AQI financial official to transfer funds from Kuwait to Syria. He also worked with an AQI facilitator to pay for the travel of foreign terrorist fighters moving from Syria to Iraq. Al-‘Anizi worked to smuggle several foreign terrorist fighters from Kuwait to Afghanistan, likely to join Al-Qaida (QDe.004) and was involved in facilitation activities with Iran-based Al-Qaida facilitators, including the movement of foreign terrorist fighters to Afghanistan via Iran.

Since 2013, Al-‘Anizi has been in Syria. He is a well-known facilitator for Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QDe.137) and helps in sending operatives and logistics to Syria from the Gulf region.

Since early 2014, he has been providing a wide range of support to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, listed as AQI, in Syria and Iraq.