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Financial Sanctions: Somalia

Thursday, 9 March 2017

This news release is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities in view of the situation in Somalia.

The European Commission has amended Annex I to Council Regulation (EC) No. 356/10 with effect from 8 March 2017.

The amendments reflect the decisions made on 12 January 2017 by the United Nations Sanctions Committee established pursuant to resolution 751 (1992) and 1907 (2009) to amend the identifying information of 12 individuals and 1 entity.


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


BAYNAH, Yasin, Ali

DOB: 24/12/1965.

a.k.a: (1) ALI, Yasin, Baynah (2) ALI, Yassin, Mohamed (3) BAYNAH, Yasin (4) BAYNAH, Yassin (5) BAYNAX, Yasiin, Cali (6) BEENAH, Yasin (7) BEENAH, Yassin (8) BEENAX, Yasin (9) BEENAX, Yassin (10) BENAH, Yasin (11) BENAH, Yassin (12) BENAX, Yassin (13) BEYNAH, Yasin (14) BINAH, Yassin (15) CALI, Yasiin, Baynax

Nationality: (1) Somali (2) Swedish

Address: (1) Rinkeby, Stockholm, Sweden. (2) Mogadishu, Somalia.

Other Information: Has incited attacks against the Transitional Federal Government and the Afgrican Union Mission in Somalia.

Listed on: 28/04/2010 Last Updated: [27/09/2011] 09/03/2017 Group ID: 10929.

AWEYS, Hassan, Dahir

Title: [Colonel]/Shaykh/Sheikh

DOB: --/--/1935.

POB: Somalia

a.k.a: (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 QDe.002 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. Continues to act as a senior political and ideological leader of a variety of armed opposition groups. 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.

Listed on: 28/04/2010 Last Updated: 27/03/2013 09/03/2017 Group ID: 6995.

AL-TURKI, Hassan, Abdullah, Hersi

Title: Sheikh

DOB: --/--/1944.

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

a.k.a: (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 (8) TURKI, Sheikh Hassan

Nationality: Somali

Address: Somalia.

Other Information: UN Ref QI.A.[172.04] QDe.002. [Reported to be active in Southern Somalia, lower Juba near Kismayo, mainly in Jilibe and Burgabo as of Nov 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]. A senior leader of an armed militia group since the mid-1990s and engaged in numerous arms embargo violations. Listed under both Al-Qaida and Somalia regimes. Date of birth is approximate.

Listed on: 28/04/2010 Last Updated: [27/03/2013] 09/03/2017 Group ID: 8425.

AW-MOHAMED, Ahmed, Abdi

Title: Shaykh

DOB: 10/07/1977.

POB: Hargeysa, Somalia

a.k.a: (1) ABU ZUBEYR, Muktar, Abdirahman (2) ABUZUBAIR, Muktar, Abdulrahim (3) AW MOHAMMED, Ahmed, Abdi (4) AW-MOHAMUD, Ahmed, Abdi (5) ZUBEYR, Abu

Nationality: Somali

Other Information: Also referred to as Godane, Godani and Shaykh Mukhtar. A senior leader of al-Shabaab and publically named emir of the organisation in December 2007. He exercises command responsibility for al-Shabaab opertions across Somalia.

Listed on: 28/04/2010 Last Updated: [28/04/2010] 09/03/2017 Group ID: 11091.

MAHAMOUD, Bashir, Mohamed

DOB: (1) --/--/1979. (2) --/--/1980. (3) --/--/1981. (4) --/--/1982.

a.k.a: (1) GAP, Gure (2) MAHMOUD, Bashir, Mohamed (3) MOHAMMED, Bashir, Mahmud (4) MOHAMOUD, Bashir, Mohamed (5) MOHAMUD, Bashir, Mohamed (6) QORGAB, Bashir (7) YARE, Bashir

Nationality: Somali

Address: Mogadishu, Somalia.

Other Information: Also referred to as Abu Muscab and Qorgab. A military commander of al-Shabaab.

Listed on: 28/04/2010 Last Updated: [28/04/2010] 09/03/2017 Group ID: 11093.

MANA'A, Fares, Mohammed

DOB: 08/02/1965.

POB: Sadah, Yemen a.k.a: (1) MANAA, Fares, Mohammed (2) MANA'A, Faris

Passport Details: 00514146. Issued in Sanaa, Yemen

National Identification no: 1417576 (ID card). Issued in Al-Amana, Yemen on 7 Jan 1996

Other Information: Has directly or indirectly supplied, sold or transferred to Somalia arms or related material in violation of the arms embargo. Mana’a is a known arms trafficker.

Listed on: 28/04/2010 Last Updated: [28/04/2010] 09/03/2017 Group ID: 11095.

OMAR, Hassan [MAHAD] Mahat

Title: Sheikh

DOB: 10/04/1979.

POB: Garissa, Kenya

a.k.a: (1) ADAM, Hassaan, Hussein (2) ADAN, Xassaan, Xuseen (3) CUMAR, Asan, Mahad (4) HUSSEIN, Hassaan (5) OMAR, Hassane, Mahad

Nationality: Possibly Ethiopian

Passport Details: A1180173 (Kenya). Expiry date 20 Aug 2017

National Identification no: 23446085

Address: Nairobi, Kenya.

Other Information: Also referred to as Abu Salman and Abu Salmaan. Engages in acts that threaten the peace, security or stability of Somalia. He is an Imam and one of the Leaders of Masjid-ul-Axmar, an informal Al-Shabaab affiliated centre in Nairobi.

Listed on: 27/09/2011 Last Updated: [27/09/2011] 09/03/2017 Group ID: 12029.

Mohammed, Aboud, Rogo

DOB: (1) 11/11/1960. (2) 11/11/1967. (3) 11/11/1969. (4) 01/01/1969.

POB: Lamu Island, Kenya

a.k.a: (1) MOHAMED, Aboud, Rogo (2) MUHAMMAD, Aboud, Rogo (3) ROGO, Aboud, Mohammad (4) ROGO, Aboud, Mohammed (5) ROGO, Aboud, Seif (6) ROGO, Sheikh, Aboud

Other Information: Kenya-based extremist who has threatened the peace, security or stability of Somalia by providing financial, material, logistical or technical support to al-Shabaab. [Extremist Islamic cleric based in Kenya. His activities include fundraising for Al-Shabaab. Main ideological leader of Al Hijra, formally known as the Muslim Youth Center].

Listed on: 16/10/2012 Last Updated: [16/10/2012] 09/03/2017 Group ID: 12735.

AHMED, Abubaker, Shariff

DOB: (1) --/--/1962. (2) --/--/1967.

POB: Kenya

a.k.a: (1) AHMED, Abubakar (2) AHMED, Sheikh, Abubakar (3) SHARIFF, Abu Makaburi (4) SHARIFF, Abubaker

Address: Majengo area, Mombasa, Kenya.

Other Information: Close associate of Aboud Rogo. Abubaker Shariff Ahmed is a leading facilitator and recruiter of young Kenyan Muslims for violent militant activity in Somalia. [Also engaged in the mobilisation and management of funding for Al-Shabaab]. Also referred to as Makaburi

Listed on: 16/10/2012 Last Updated: [16/10/2012] 09/03/2017 Group ID: 12737.



a.k.a: (1) Al-Shabaab Al-Islaam (2) Al-Shabaab Al-Islamiya (3) Al-Shabaab Al-Jihaad (4) Al-Shabab (5) Harakat Al-Shabaab Al-Mujaahidiin (6) Harakat Shabab Al-Mujahidin (7) Harakatul Shabaab Al Mujaahidiin (8) Hisb'ul Shabaab (9) Hizbul Shabaab (10) Mujaahidiin Youth Movement (MYM) (11) Mujahideen Youth Movement (MYM) (12) Mujahidin Al-Shabaab Movement (13) Mujahidin Youth Movement (MYM) (14) Shabaab (15) The Unity of Islamic Youth (16) The Youth (17) Youth Wing (18) MYM

Address: Somalia.

Other Information: Al-Shab aab has engaged in acts that directly or indirecty threaten the peace, security or stability of Somalia.

Listed on: 28/04/2010 Last Updated: [28/04/2010] 09/03/2017 Group ID: 11090

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. 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 person they are not required to report these details again.

Failure to comply with financial sanctions legislation or to seek to circumvent its provisions is a criminal offence.

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

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