In accordance with paragraph 14 of resolution 1844 (2008) and paragraph q of section 2 of the Committee guidelines, the Committee pursuant to resolution 751 (1992) concerning Somalia makes accessible a narrative summary of reasons for the listing for individuals, groups, undertakings and entities included on its 1844 Sanctions List.
Hassan Abdullah Hersi Al-Turki was listed on 12 April 2010 pursuant to paragraph 8 of resolution 1844 (2008).
Hassan Abdullah Hersi Al-Turki has been a senior leader of an armed militia group since the mid-1990s and had engaged in numerous arms embargo violations. In 2006, AL-TURKI contributed forces to the Islamic Courts Union take-over of Mogadishu and emerged as a military leader in the group, aligned with Al-Shabaab. Since 2006, AL-TURKI has made territory under his control available for training by various armed opposition groups including Al-Shabaab. In September 2007, AL-TURKI appeared in an Al-Jazeera news video showing militia training under his leadership.