As of May 2015, Faysal Ahmad Bin Ali al-Zahrani was the lead oil and gas division official of Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (QDe.115), for Al Barakah Governorate, Syrian Arab Republic serving directly under ISIL oil, gas, and antiquities leader Fathi Awn al-Murad al-Tunisi, aka Abu-Sayyaf (not listed). Al-Zahrani joined ISIL in June 2014. He joined ISIL’s natural resources ministry, which oversees ISIL’s trade in oil and gas, in July 2014.
As of January 2015, Al-Zahrani oversaw at least five oil fields in the Al Barakah Governorate. As of October 2014, Al-Zahrani was the head of the ISIL oil and gas division in Al Barakah Governorate and oversaw the activities of seven ISIL officials. Between late September 2014 and March 2015, Al-Zahrani sent the ISIL treasury tens of millions of dollars in oil and gas revenues generated in Al Barakah Governorate. In August 2014, Al-Zahrani regularly transferred funds to ISIL oil and gas division head Abu-Sayyaf.