In accordance with paragraph 20 of resolution 2160 (2014), the 1988 Sanctions Committee makes accessible a narrative summary of reasons for the listing for individuals, groups, undertakings and entities included in the 1988 Sanctions List.
Abdul Ghani Baradar Abdul Ahmad Turk was listed on 23 February 2001 as Deputy Minister of Defence of the Taliban regime so falling within the provisions of resolutions 1267 (1999) and 1333 (2000) of the United Nations Security Council regarding acts and activities of the Taliban authorities.
Abdul Ghani Baradar Abdul Ahmad Turk was a senior Taliban military commander and member of the Taliban leadership as at February 2010.
As the Taliban Deputy Minister of Defence, he was considered to be one of Mohammed Omar‘s (TAi.004) deputies and headed the Taliban military affairs section.
He was a key member of the Taliban network and organized Taliban operations against Afghan Government and International Security Assistance Force in close cooperation with the Taliban Minister of Defence, Ubaidullah Akhund Yar Mohammad Akhund (TAi.022).