This news release is issued in respect of the restrictive measures directed against the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida organisations.
Annex I to Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 has been amended with effect from 2 March 2020, following the publication of Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2020/288 (“the Amending Regulation”). The Amending Regulation reflects the decisions made on 23 February 2020 by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Committee established pursuant to Resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) to add two entries to the UN ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Organisations list.
The following entries have been added to the UK’s Consolidated List and are now subject to an asset freeze.
ISLAMIC STATE IN THE GREATER SAHARA (ISGS)
a.k.a: (1) ISIS in the Greater Sahara (2) ISIS in the Greater Sahel (3) ISIS in the Islamic Sahel (4) Islamic State in Iraq and Syria – Greater Sahara (ISIS-GS) (5) Islamic State of Iraq and Syria – Greater Sahara (ISIS-GS) (6) Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant - Greater Sahara (ISIL-GS) (7) Islamic State of the Greater Sahel
Other Information: UN Ref: QDe.163. Formed in May 2015 by Adnan Abu Walid al-Sahraoui (QDi.415). Associated with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (QDe.115)). Splinter group of Al-Mourabitoun (QDe.141). Committed terrorist attacks in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso.
Listed on: 02/03/2020 Last Updated: 02/03/2020 Group ID: 13825.
ISLAMIC STATE WEST AFRICA PROVINCE (ISWAP)
a.k.a: (1) Islamic State of Iraq and Syria – West Africa (ISIS-WA) (2) Islamic State of Iraq and Syria West Africa Province (ISISWAP) (3) Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – West Africa (4) Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant – West Africa (ISIL-WA)
Other Information: UN Ref: QDe.162. Associated with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (QDe.115)). Formed in March 2015 by Abubakar Shekau (QDi.322). Splinter group of Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'Awati Wal-Jihad (Boko Haram) (QDe.138). Committed terrorist attacks in Nigeria.
Listed on: 02/03/2020 Last Updated: 02/03/2020 Group ID: 13826
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 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 FIU.
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 ISIL and Al-Qaida and links to the UK’s 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.