In accordance with paragraph 36 of resolution 2161 (2014) , 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.
Abd-al-Hamid al-Masli was listed on 26 November 2013 pursuant to paragraphs 2 and 3 of resolution
2083 (2012) 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 “Supplying, selling or transferring arms and related materiel to” Al-Qaida (QDe.004).
Abd-al-Hamid al-Masli is the leader of an Al-Qaida (QDe.004) electronics and explosives workshop in Pakistan, which is responsible for producing improvised explosive device (IED) components on behalf of Al-Qaida’s senior leadership. As of early 2012, and since at least 2011, Al-Masli’s workshop provided Al-Qaida paramilitary brigades in Afghanistan with timers, circuits, mines, and remote detonation devices for use in IEDs. Al-Masli has also instructed Al-Qaida recruits on how to build detonators and, as of 2009, was personally in charge of IED component construction at the workshop.
Al-Masli has performed other duties for Al-Qaida in addition to his IED facilitation activities. As of mid-2011, Al-Masli was part of Al-Qaida's military committee and temporarily led the committee in 2010. Al-Masli was also an Al-Qaida leader in Pakistan as of late 2010.