In accordance with paragraph 13 of resolution 1822 (2008) and subsequent related resolutions, the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee makes accessible a narrative summary of reasons for the listing for individuals, groups, undertakings and entities included in the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List.
Ayyub Bashir was listed on 18 October 2012 pursuant to paragraph 4 of resolution 1989 (2011) 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” the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (QDe.010)
Ayyub Bashir is the head of finance for the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) (QDe.010) and, as of early 2010, was a member of the IMU leadership council, or shura. Between 2009 and 2011, Bashir coordinated financial support for IMU operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Among his financial support activities, Bashir received funds from sources in Turkey and Europe and delivered these funds to a senior IMU leader. Bashir has also transferred and delivered funds to an IMU facilitator.
Bashir also coordinated logistical support for IMU operations in Afghanistan and Pakistan between 2010 and 2012 and has had significant ties to Afghanistan- and Pakistan-based IMU leaders. As of mid-2009, Bashir led attacks against Afghan police in Kunduz Province, Afghanistan, and recruited IMU fighters at his madrassa in Pakistan. Bashir has also facilitated travel for new IMU recruits and led a militia that fought against the Afghan Government and its international allies in Kunduz and Takhar Provinces in Afghanistan under the control of former IMU leader Tohir Abdulkhalilovich Yudashev, also known as Tohir Yuldashev (deceased). Ayyub Bashir was reportedly deceased in an airstrike in Chordar, Kunduz Province of Afghanistan in December 2015.