Ahmed Abdullah Saleh al-Khazmari al-Zahrani
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee's website: 
23 September 2014
Reason for listing: 

Ahmed Abdullah Saleh al-Khazmari al-Zahrani 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”, “supplying, selling or transferring arms and related materiel to”, “recruiting for” and “otherwise supporting acts or activities of” Al-Qaida (QDe.004).

Additional information: 

Ahmed Abdullah Saleh al-Khazmari al-Zahrani is a Saudi Arabian citizen who is a senior member of Al-Qaida (QDe.004).

Al-Zahrani is wanted by the Government of Saudia Arabia for terrorism. He is the subject of a law enforcement document published in 2009 that references his links to Al-Qaida. A facilitator in Iran helped Al-Zahrani travel to Afghanistan to join Al-Qaida.

In 2009, Al-Zahrani was characterized as “part of Al-Qaida’s new generation” of terrorists. Al-Zahrani travelled to the Afghanistan/Pakistan border area from Saudi Arabia to join Al-Qaida prior to 2007 and is closely connected to many other senior Al-Qaida leaders.

In 2013, Al-Zahrani left the Afghanistan/Pakistan border area for Syria.