Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee's website: 
4 January 2011
Date(s) on which the narrative summary was updated: 
3 February 2015
18 January 2018
7 May 2020
Reason for listing: 

Yassine Chekkouri was listed on 3 September 2002 pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 2 of resolution 1390 (2002) 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” or “otherwise supporting acts or activities of” Al-Qaida (QDe.004) and the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (QDe.014).

Additional information: 

Yassine Chekkouri has been a high-ranking member of the Salafist Group for Call and Combat (GSPC), listed as the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (QDe.014) (AQIM). He was active in a GSPC cell that sent militants to training camps in Afghanistan and Pakistan organized by Al-Qaida (QDe.004).

Yassine Chekkouri was charged in Italy with criminal association as a member of GSPC. He was placed under arrest for conspiracy to traffic arms, explosives, chemical weapons and identity papers, for receiving stolen goods, and for aiding illegal immigration.

Yassine Chekkouri was arrested for setting up and organizing a criminal association affiliated with GSPC, in close cooperation with like-minded groups active in other European countries and in Algeria. He was subsequently sentenced on 2 February 2004 by a Milan Court to four years imprisonment for criminal conspiracy to handle stolen goods and facilitate illegal immigration to Italy. On 26 February 2004, he was deported to Morocco.