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.
Salim Ahmad Salim Hamdan was listed on 25 January 2001 pursuant to paragraph 8(c) of resolution 1333 (2000) 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” or “otherwise supporting acts or activities of” Al-Qaida (QDe.004) and Usama bin Laden.
In 1996, Salim Ahmad Salim Hamdan met Usama bin Laden (deceased) in Kandahaar, Afghanistan, and subsequently became his bodyguard and personal driver. He served in this capacity until his capture in November 2001. On several occasions between 1996 and 2001, Hamdan drove or accompanied Bin Laden to Al-Qaida-sponsored (QDe.004) training camps, press conferences and lectures. Furthermore, Hamdan served as a driver for other high-ranking Al-Qaida members and associates.
From 1996 through 2001, Hamdan delivered weapons, ammunition and other supplies to Al-Qaida members and associates, picked up weapons at Taliban warehouses for Al-Qaida use and delivered them directly to Sayf-Al Adl (QDi.001). He purchased or otherwise ensured that Toyota Hi-Lux trucks were available for use by Bin Laden’s bodyguard unit.
Between 1996 and November 2001, Hamdan received, on various occasions, training on rifles, handguns and machine guns at the Al-Qaida sponsored Al Farouq training camp in Afghanistan.
In August 2008, Hamdan was convicted by a federal court in the United States of providing material support for terrorism. He was transferred to Yemen to serve the remainder of his sentence.