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Financial Sanctions: Al-Qaida

Thursday, 28 March 2013

This news release is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the Al-Qaida network.

Annex I to Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 has been amended with effect from 27 March 2013, following the publication of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 290/2013. The amendment reflects the decisions made on 15, 18 and 19 March 2013 by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Committee established pursuant to Resolution 1267 (1999) to add one entity to the UN Al-Qaida list, to remove one individual from the UN Al-Qaida list and to amend the identifying information of three existing entries.




a.k.a.: ANSAR DINE

Address: Mali

Other Information: UN Ref QE.A.135.13. Was founded in December 2011 by Iyad ag Ghali. Linked to the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb and Mouvement pour l'Unification et le Jihad en Afrique de l'Ouest (MUJAO). Associated with Abdelmalek Droukdel.

Group ID: 12866



MZOUDI, Abdelghani

DOB: 06/12/1972

POB: Marrakesh, Morocco


  1. MAZUTI, Abdelghani
  2. MAZWATI, Abdelghani

Nationality: Moroccan

Passport Details: F 879567 (Moroccan). Issued on 29 Apr 1992 in Marrakesh, Morocco.

National Identification no: E 427689 (Moroccan). Issued on 20 Mar 2001 by the Moroccan Consulate General in Dusseldorf, Germany.

Address: Morocco

Other Information: UN Ref QI.M.89.03. Father's name is Abdeslam Ahmed. Mother's name is Aicha Hammou. After his acquittal he left Germany for Morocco in June 2005. Also referred to as Talha.

Group ID: 7573


Deleted information appears in square brackets [ ]. Additional information appears in italics.


AWEYS, Hassan, Dahir

Title: Colonel/Shaykh/Sheikh

DOB: --/--/1935

POB: Somalia


  1. ALI, Hassan, Dahir, Aweys
  2. AWES, Hassan, Dahir
  3. AWEYES, Hassen, Dahir
  4. AWEYS, Ahmed, Dahir
  5. DAHIR, Aweys, Hassan
  6. IBRAHIM, Mohammed, Hassan
  7. OAIS, Hassan, Tahir
  8. UWAYS, Hassan, Tahir

Nationality: Somali

Address: Somalia

Other Information: UN Ref QI.D.42.01. Active in Southern Somalia as of November 2012. Also reported to be in Eritrea as of November 2007. From the Hawiye's Habergidir, Ayr clan. Senior leader of Al-Itihaad Al-Islamiya (AIAI) and Hizbul Islam in Somalia. Also referred to as Sheikh Aweys, Sheikh Hassan and Sheikh Hassan Dahir Aweys. Listed under both Al-Qaida and Somalia regimes. Date of birth is approximate.

Group ID: 6995

AL-TURKI, Hassan, Abdullah, Hersi

Title: Sheikh/Colonel

DOB: --/--/1944

POB: Region V (the Ogaden Region in eastern Ethiopia), Ethiopia


  1. AL-TURKI, Hassan
  2. FAHAIH, Hassan, Abdullah
  3. FIHIYE, Hassen, Abdelle
  4. TURKI, Hassan
  5. TURKI, Hassan, Abdillahi, Hersi
  6. XIRSI, Xasan, Cabdilaahi
  7. XIRSI, Xasan, Cabdulle

Nationality: Somali

Address: Somalia

Other Information: UN Ref QI.A.172.04. Reported to be active in Southern Somalia, lower Juba near Kismayo, mainly in Jilibe and Burgabo as of November[2007]2012. Part of the Al-Itihaad Al-Islamiya (AIAI) leadership. Believed to have been involved in the attacks on the US embassies in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam in Aug 1998. Listed under both Al-Qaida and Somalia regimes. Date of birth is approximate.

Group ID: 8425



Other Information: UN Ref: QE.A.2.01. Reported tohaveoperatedin Somalia and Ethiopia and to have merged with Harakat Al-Shabaab Al-Mujaahidiin (Al-Shabaab), whichwas accepted as an affiliate of Al-Qaida by Aiman Muhammed Rabi al-Zawahiri in February 2012. Leadership included [includes] Hassan Abdullah Hersi Al-Turki and Hassan Dahir Aweys. AIAI has received funds through the Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation (Somalia).

Group ID: 6996

The entity whose name has been added to Annex I is now subject to the asset freeze imposed by the 2002 Regulation.

The individual whose name has been removed from Annex I is therefore no longer subject to the asset freeze imposed by the 2002 Regulation.

Financial institutions and other persons are requested to check whether they maintain any accounts or otherwise hold funds or economic resources for, or provide financial services to, the designated persons or entities. If so, they must freeze such accounts or other funds and, unless licensed by the Treasury, refrain from dealing with said funds or economic resources, and suspend the provision of any financial services. They must also report their findings to the Sanctions Officer at the Customs and Excise Division of the Treasury. Where a relevant institution has already reported details of accounts, other funds or economic resources held frozen for the designated persons or entities, they are not required to report these details again.

Further details of the sanctions regime related to Al-Qaida and links to the Consolidated List of individuals and entities subject to other financial regimes may be found on the Customs and Excise pages of the Isle of Man Government website.

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