UMAR MAHMUD IRHAYYIM AL-KUBAYSI

QDi.412
UMAR MAHMUD IRHAYYIM AL-KUBAYSI
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee's website: 
6 March 2018
Reason for listing: 

Umar Mahmud Irhayyim al-Kubaysi was listed on 6 March 2018 pursuant to paragraphs 2 and 4 of resolution 2368 (2017) as being associated with ISIL or 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 “supplying, selling or transferring arms and related materiel to” Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (QDe.115).

Additional information: 

Umar Mahmud Irhayyim al-Kubaysi’s involvement with Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (QDe.115), and its predecessor organizations dates back to 2006 when Al-Kubaysi was transferring operational funds primarily for ISIL’s predecessor, Al-Qaida in Iraq, and other insurgent groups.  Since then, Al-Kubaysi has worked with an ISIL weapons facilitator and has acted as a financial facilitator for ISIL.  Specifically, as of mid-2016, Al-Kubaysi was involved in financial activities with ISIL and, in 2014, worked with an ISIL weapons facilitator to smuggle pickup trucks from Syria to Iraq.
In spring 2014, Al-Kubaysi, as the owner of Al-Kawthar Money Exchange (QDe.157), reconciled deposits and withdrawals with the Hanifa Money Exchange Office (Branch Located in Albu Kamal, Syrian Arab Republic) (QDe.153).