In accordance with paragraph 13 of resolution 1822 (2008) and subsequent related resolutions, the Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee makes accessible a narrative summary of reasons for the listing for individuals, groups, undertakings and entities included in the Al-Qaida Sanctions List.
Zaurbek Salimovich Guchaev was listed on 2 October 2015 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, or in support of”, “supplying, selling or transferring arms and related materiel to”, “recruiting for or otherwise supporting acts or activities of” Al-Qaida (QDe.004), Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (QDe.115), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, listed as Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali al-Badri al-Samarrai (QDi.299), Emarat Kavkaz (QDe.131), and The Army of Emigrants and Supporters (QDe.148).
Zaurbek Salimovich Guchaev is a member of Emarat Kavkaz (QDe.131).
Currently, Guchaev is one of the leaders of the Army of Emigrants and Supporters (QDe.148), a terrorist group operating in the Syrian Arab Republic and Iraq and affiliated with Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (QDe.115).
Guchaev is wanted by the authorities of the Russian Federation for terrorist crimes committed in its territory.