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.
Oumar Diaby 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” and “recruiting for” Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QDe.137).
Oumar Diaby was an active member of Forsane Alizza (not listed), an organization which used to openly promote terrorism and was dismantled in 2012. He was in charge of video editing activities for the organization. Oumar Diaby, through his videos, paid tribute to Al-Qaida (QDe.004) leader Usama bin Laden (deceased) and terrorist acts committed in Europe. He carried on promoting terrorism on the Internet during his detention for common law crimes from 9 December 2011 to 25 June 2012.
Soon after a deportation measure was taken by French authorities, Oumar Diaby announced on 25 July 2013 via his Facebook account that he had travelled to Syria. Oumar Diaby is currently the leader of an armed group with approximately 80 members linked to Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QDe.137).
From Syria, Oumar Diaby continues to post videos containing terrorist propaganda and promoting Al-Nusrah Front. He is directly involved in a Syrian foreign terrorist fighter network. He views himself as a key facilitator in foreign terrorist fighter networks and stated that he is “proud of being a terrorist”.
In France, Oumar Diaby has been subject to assets freezing measures for his terrorist activities since 2 March 2012. An international arrest warrant was issued against him by France on 26 March 2014.