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.
Sirajuddin Jallaloudine Haqqani was listed on 13 September 2007 pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 12 of resolution 1735 (2006) 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”, “recruiting for” or “otherwise supporting acts or activities of” the Taliban, Al-Qaida (QDe.004 on the Al-Qaida Sanctions List) and Jaish-i-Mohammed (QDe.019 on the Al-Qaida Sanctions List),
Sirajuddin Jallaloudine Haqqani is one of the most prominent, influential, charismatic and experienced leaders within the Haqqani Network (TAe.012), a group of fighters with a close association with both the Taliban and Al-Qaida (QDe.004 on the Al-Qaida Sanctions List), and has been one of the major operational commanders of the network since 2004. After the fall of the Taliban in 2001, Sirajuddin Haqqani took control of the Haqqani Network (TAe.012) and has since then led the group into the forefront of insurgent activities in Afghanistan.
Sirajuddin Haqqani derives much of his power and authority from his father, Jalaluddin Haqqani (TAi.040), a former Minister of the Taliban regime, who was a Taliban military commander and a go-between for Al-Qaida and the Taliban on both sides of the Afghanistan/Pakistan border. During his tenure as a Minister of the Taliban regime, Jalaluddin Haqqani established very close links with Al-Qaida.
Sirajuddin Haqqani is strongly associated with the Taliban, who provides him funding for his operations. He also receives funding from various other groups and individuals, including drug lords. He is a key conduit for terrorist operations in Afghanistan and supporting activities in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan. His connections to the Taliban were made public in May 2006 by Mullah Dadullah, then one of the top Taliban military commanders, who stated that he worked with Sirajuddin Haqqani and planned operations with him. He also has connections with Jaish-i-Mohammed (QDe.019 on the Al-Qaida Sanctions List).
Sirajuddin Haqqani is actively involved in the planning and execution of attacks targeting International Security Assistance Forces (ISAF), Afghan officials and civilians, mainly in the eastern and southern regions of Afghanistan. He also regularly recruits and sends fighters into the Khost, Paktia and Paktika Provinces in Afghanistan.
Sirajuddin Haqqani was involved in the suicide bombing attack against a Police Academy bus in Kabul on 18 June 2007 which killed 35 police officers.
His brothers Nasiruddin Haqqani (TAi.146) and Badruddin Haqqani (deceased), and his uncles Mohammad Ibrahim Omari (TAi.042) and Khalil Ahmed Haqqani (TAi.150) are also listed.