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September 24, 2014: UN, DFAT add 1 to Somalia/Eritrea sanctions

On Wednesday, Australian regulators added the following person to its Consolidated List, under its Somalia/Eritrea sanctions program:

(14) Maalim Salman

AKA: Mu’alim Salman

AKA: Mualem Suleiman

AKA: Ameer Salman

AKA: Ma’alim Suleiman

AKA: Maalim Salman Ali

AKA: Maalim Selman Ali

AKA: Ma’alim Selman

AKA: Ma’alin Sulayman

DOB: circa 1979

POB: Nairobi, Kenya

Location: Somalia


along with the following narrative:

Maalim Salman was chosen by al-Shabaab leader Ahmed Abdi aw-Mohamed aka

Godane to be the head of African foreign fighters for al-Shabaab. He has trained

foreign nationals who were seeking to join al-Shabaab as African foreign fighters,

and has been involved in operations in Africa targeting tourists, entertainment

establishments, and churches.

Although focused mainly on operations outside of Somalia, Salman is known to reside

in Somalia and train foreign fighters in Somalia before dispatching them elsewhere.

Some of al-Shabaab’s foreign fighters also have a presence in Somalia. For example,

Salman ordered al-Shabaab foreign fighters to southern Somalia in response to an

African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) offensive.

Among other terrorist attacks, al-Shabaab was responsible for the attack on the

Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya in September 2013, which resulted in the

deaths of at least 67 people. More recently, al-Shabaab claimed the August 31, 2014

attack on the National Intelligence and Security Agency prison in Mogadishu, killing

three security guards and two civilians, and injuring 15 others.



UN Notice


Categories: DFAT Updates Eritrea Sanctions Sanctions Lists Somalia Sanctions UN Updates


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