February 17, 2017: SECO’s Al-Qaida/Taliban/Bin Laden updates, part 1

On Friday, Swiss authorities issued two sets of updates to its terror sanctions listings. Here are the first set of amended listings:

 

SSID: 10-16771 Foreign identifier: QI.S.1.01. Name: Sayf-Al Adl
DOB: a) 1963 b) 11 Apr 1963 c) 11 Apr 1960 POB: Monufia Governorate, Egypt Good quality a.k.a.: a) Saif Al-‘Adil b) Seif al Adel c) Muhamad Ibrahim Makkawi Low quality a.k.a.: a) Saif Al-‘Adil b) Seif al Adel c) Ibrahim al-Madani Nationality: Egypt
Other identity: Mohammed Salahaldin Abd El Halim Zidan
DOB: 11 Apr 1963 POB: Monufia Governorate, Egypt Nationality: Egypt
Other identity: Muhamad Ibrahim Makkawi
DOB: a) 11 Apr 1960 b) 11 Apr 1963 POB: Egypt Nationality: Egypt
Other information: Responsible for Usama bin Laden’s security. Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 15 Jun 2010. Modifications: Amended on 9 Mar 2013, 14 Aug 2013, 15 Feb 2017

SSID: 10-29001 Foreign identifier: QI.B.333.14. Name: Seifallah Ben Hassine
DOB: 8 Nov 1965 POB: Tunis, Tunisia Good quality a.k.a.: a) Seif Allah ben Hocine b) Saifallah ben Hassine c) Sayf Allah ‘Umar bin Hassayn d) Sayf Allah bin Hussayn Low quality a.k.a.: a) Abu Iyyadh al-Tunisi b) Abou Iyadh el-Tounsi c) Abu Ayyad al-Tunisi d) Abou Aayadh e) Abou Iyadh Nationality: Tunisia
Justification: Seifallah ben Hassine was listed on 23 Sep 2014 pursuant to paragraphs 2 and 4 of resolution 2161 (2014) as being associated with Al-Qaida for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing, or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf of, or in support of” the Organization of Al– Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (QE.T.14.01SSID 10-17785), the Tunisian Combatant Group (QE.T.90.02SSID 10-17799) and Ansar al-Shari’a in Tunisia (AAS-T) (QE.A.143.14SSID 10- 29152). Relation: a) Founder of Tunisian Combatant Group (QE.T.90.02., SSID 10-17799) b) Leader of Ansar al-Shari’a in Tunisia (AAS-T) (QE.A.143.14., SSID 10-29152) Other information: a) Seifallah ben Hassine is the leader of Ansar al-Shari’a in Tunisia (AAS-T) (QE.A.143.14SSID 10-29152). Under ben Hassine’s leadership, AAS-T has been implicated in attacks against Tunisian security forces, assassinations of Tunisian political figures, and an attempted bombing of a tourist hotel. Ben Hassine has links to the Organization of Al- Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (QE.T.14.01SSID 10-17785). Prior to his founding of AAS-T, Seifallah ben Hassine was a founder of the Tunisian Combatant Group (QE.T.90.02SSID 10-17799), which organized the recruitment of volunteers for training in Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01SSID 10-17297) related camps in Afghanistan. b) In Sep 2012, AAS-T was involved in an attack against the United States Embassy and the American Community School in Tunis, Tunisia. In 2013, AAS-T was implicated in the assassination of two Tunisian politicians: in Feb 2013, Chokri Belaid was assassinated in front of his home by members of AAS-T, and in Jul 2013, Mohamed Brahmi was assassinated outside his home by members of AAS-T. c) On 30 Oct 2013, AAS-T attempted to carry out suicide attacks against two tourist sites in Tunisia. The first attack took place when a bomber blew himself up outside a hotel in Sousse, Tunisia, resulting in no other fatalities. That same day, police prevented a suicide bombing in Monastir, Tunisia, when they arrested a would-be bomber at the Tomb of Habib Bourguiba. d) AAS-T has also been involved in recruiting youth in Tunisia for fighting in Syria. e) Arrest warrant issued by Tunisian Court of First Instance on 23 Aug 2013. Modifications: Listed on 8 Oct 2014, amended on 15 Feb 2017

SSID: 10-29018 Foreign identifier: QI.A.334.14. Name: ‘Abd al-Rahman Bin ‘Umayr al- Nu’Aymi
DOB: 1954 POB: Doha, Qatar Good quality a.k.a.: a) Abd al-Rahman bin ‘Amir al-Na’imi b) ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Nu’aimi c) ‘Abd al-Rahman bin ‘Amir al-Nu’imi d) ‘Abd al-Rahman bin ‘Amir al-Nu’aymi e) ‘Abdallah Muhammad al-Nu’aymi f) ‘Abd al-Rahman al-Nua’ymi g) A. Rahman al-Naimi h) Abdelrahman Imer al Jaber al Naimeh i) A. Rahman Omair J Alnaimi j) Abdulrahman Omair al Neaimi Nationality: Qatar Identification document: a) Passport No. 00868774, Qatar, Expiry date: 27 Apr 2014 b) Other No. 25463401784, Qatar, Expiry date: 6 Dec 2019 (Qatari identification number)
 

Justification: ‘Abd al-Rahman bin ‘Umayr al-Nu’aymi was listed on 23 Sep 2014 pursuant to paragraphs 2 and 4 of resolution 2161 (2014) as being associated with Al-Qaida for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing, or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf of, or in support of” and “otherwise supporting acts or activities of” Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01SSID 10-17297) and Al- Qaida in Iraq (QE.J.115.04SSID 10-17311). Relation: a) Financier and facilitator for Al- Qaida (QE.A.4.01., SSID 10-17297) b) Financier and facilitator for Al-Qaida in Iraq (QE.J.115.04., SSID 10-17311) Other information: a) In 2013, ‘Abd al-Rahman bin ‘Umayr al-Nu’aymi ordered the transfer of nearly $600,000 to Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01SSID 10-17297) via an Al-Qaida representative in Syria, Abu-Khalid al-Suri (deceased), and intended to transfer nearly $50,000 more. b) Al-Nu’aymi has facilitated significant financial support to Al- Qaida in Iraq (AQI) (QE.J.115.04SSID 10-17311), and served as an interlocutor between AQI leaders and Qatar-based donors. Al-Nu’aymi reportedly oversaw the transfer of over $2 million per month to AQI for a period of time. Modifications: Listed on 8 Oct 2014, amended on 15 Feb 2017

SSID: 10-29038 Foreign identifier: QI.A.335.14. Name: ‘Abd alRahman Khalaf ‘Ubayd Juday’ al-‘Anizi
DOB: 1973 (approximately)6 Mar 1973 Good quality a.k.a.: a) ‘Abd al-Rahman Khalaf al- Anizi b) ‘Abd al-Rahman Khalaf al-‘Anzi Low quality a.k.a.: a) Abu Usamah al-Rahman b) Abu Shaima’ Kuwaiti c) Abu Usamah al-Kuwaiti d) Abu Usama e) Yusuf Address: Syrian Arab Republic (Located in Syria since 2013) Nationality: Kuwait

Justification: ‘Abd alRahman Khalaf ‘Ubayd Juday’ al‘Aniziwas listed on 23 Sep 2014 pursuant to paragraphs 2 and 4 of resolution 2161 (2014) as being associated with Al-Qaida for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing, or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf of, or in support of” and “otherwise supporting acts or activities of” Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01SSID 10-17297), Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QE.A.137.14SSID 10-27843) and Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (AQI) (QE.J.115.04SSID 10-17311). Relation: a) Provides support to Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01., SSID 10-17297) b) Provides support to Al-Qaida in Iraq (QE.J.115.04., SSID 10-17311) Other information: a) Since at least 2008, ‘Abd alRahman Khalaf ‘Ubayd Juday’ al‘Anizi worked with a senior Al-Qaida in Iraq (AQI) (QE.J.115.04SSID 10-17311) facilitator and AQI financial official to transfer funds from Kuwait to Syria. He also worked with an AQI facilitator to pay for the travel of foreign terrorist fighters moving from Syria to Iraq. Al-‘Anizi worked to smuggle several foreign terrorist fighters from Kuwait to Afghanistan, likely to join Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01SSID 10-17297) and was involved in facilitation activities with Iran-based Al-Qaida facilitators, including the movement of foreign terrorist fighters to Afghanistan via Iran. b) Since 2013, Al-‘Anizi has been in Syria. He is a well-known facilitator for Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QE.A.137.14SSID 10-27843) and helps in sending operatives and logistics to Syria from the Gulf region. c) Since early 2014, he has been providing a wide range of support to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, listed as AQI, in Syria and Iraq. Modifications: Listed on 8 Oct 2014, amended on 15 Feb 2017 
 

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