HASSAN ABDULLAH HERSI AL-TURKI

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HASSAN ABDULLAH HERSI AL-TURKI
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee's website: 
29 October 2014
Reason for listing: 

Hassan Abdullah Hersi Al-Turki was listed on 12 April 2010 pursuant to paragraph 8 of resolution 1844 (2008).

Additional information: 

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.