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.
Amor Mohamed Ghedeir was listed on 3 July 2008 pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 2 of resolution 1822 (2008) as being associated with the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (QDe.014) for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf or in support of” this entity.
Amor Mohamed Ghedeir, a.k.a. Abdelhamid Abu Zeid, is the deputy leader of the Tarek ibn Ziad group, one of the components of the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (QDe.014) (AQIM) in the Sahel-Sahara region, which has its support base in northern Mali.
Since the announcement of their allegiance to Al-Qaida (QDe.004) and through their new name “the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb”, the terrorist groups of this region have been attempting to consolidate their presence in the northern Sahel. With the aim of assisting Al-Qaida to achieve its objectives in the Maghreb and Sahel areas, AQIM has carried out several acts of terrorism in the region and claimed responsibility for the abduction of two Austrian tourists in southern Tunisia on 22 February 2008. The two Austrian tourists were taken to northern Mali, where Amor Mohamed Ghedeir is active. Amor Mohamed Ghedeir was involved in kidnapping the two Austrian tourists. Reportedly deceased as of 24 February 2013.