Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee's website: 
25 March 2010
Reason for listing: 

Muthanna Harith al-Dari was listed on 25 March 2010 pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 2 of resolution 1904 (2009) as being associated with Al-Qaida, Usama bin Laden or the Taliban 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”, “supplying, selling or transferring arms and related materiel to”, “recruiting for” and “otherwise supporting acts or activities of” Al-Qaida in Iraq (QDe.115).

Additional information: 

Muthanna Harith al-Dari has provided financial support and other services to or in support of Al-Qaida in Iraq (AQI) (QDe.115). In one instance, in October 2008, Al-Dari provided $1 million to an AQI member who recruited Iraqis in Syria and Al-Anbar province, Iraq. Al-Dari told the AQI member to tell new AQI recruits that they would be paid up to $10,000 upon completion of their training. Additionally, as of 2008, Al-Dari financed an AQI cell targeting the Iraqi Army and the Multi-National Force - Iraq.

Al-Dari has also provided operational guidance to AQI for attacks on civilian targets in Iraq. In mid-August 2008, Al-Dari attended training meetings conducted by AQI, during which he explained AQI's future intentions to trainees. Al-Dari told the trainees that changes were necessary in order to achieve greater attacks. Al-Dari also stated that if members receiving the training were unsuccessful, they would be replaced quickly with other AQI members. Al-Dari told trainees that all available support from AQI would be offered across Iraq for their operations. Al-Dari also advised the trainees that he and two other individuals would be traveling to Baghdad to begin re-supplying AQI leaders with equipment.