July 4, 2018: EU, HMT remove 2, amend 20 Syria sanctions listings

Last Wednesday, Her Majesty’s Treasury implemented Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2018/774, and a correcting Corrigenda, by removing the following 2 persons: 

1. RAJIHA Dawud

Position: Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Other Information: Responsible for the military involvement in the crackdown on peaceful protesters. Listed on: 24/05/2011 Last Updated: 24/05/2011 04/07/2018 Group ID: 11936.

2. AL-TURKMANI Hassan Bin-Ali

DOB: –/–/1935. POB: Aleppo Position: Deputy Vice Minister. Other Information: Special Envoy of President Bashar Al-Assad. Former Minister for Defence.Reported to have died in the bombing of 18 July 2012. Listed on: 24/08/2011 Last Updated: 31/05/2013 04/07/2018 Group ID: 12044.

and amending the following 19 individuals:

1. AL-ABBAS Amjad

a.k.a Al-Abbas, Amjad Position: Head of Political Security in Banyas Listed on: 10/05/2011 Last Updated: 31/05/2013 04/07/2018 Group ID: 11912.

2. MAKHLOUF Rami

DOB: 10/07/1969. POB: Damascus Passport Details: 454224 Passport no 000098044, Issue number 002-03-0015187 Other Information: Syrian businessman operating in Syria with interests in telecommunications, financial services, transport and property sectors. He is an influential member of the Makhlouf family and closely connected to the Assad family. Cousin of President Bashar Al-Assad. Has financial interests in and/or holds senior positions in Al Mashreq, Bena Properties, Cham Holding and Syriatel. Listed on: 10/05/2011 Last Updated: 01/06/2016 04/07/2018 Group ID: 11913.

3. QUDSIYAH Abd Al-Fatah

DOB: –/–/1953. POB: Hama Passport Details: D0005788 (Diplomatic) Position: Head of Syrian Military Intelligence (SMI) Other Information: Officer of the rank of Major General in the Syrian Armed Forces. Listed on: 10/05/2011 Last Updated: 31/05/2013 04/07/2018 Group ID: 11902.

4. CHALICHE Zoulhima

DOB: (1) –/–/1946. (2) –/–/1951. (3) –/–/1956. POB: Kerdaha

a.k.a: (1) CHALICHE, Zu al-Himma (2) SHALEESH, Zoulhima (3) SHALEESH, Zu al- Himma (4) SHALISH, Dhu al-Himma (5) SHALISH, Zoulhima (6) SHALISH, Zu al- Himma Position: Head of presidential security Other Information: First cousin of President Bashar Al-Assad. Officer of the Syrian security and intelligence services. Former Head of Presidential Security. Member of the Syrian Armed Forces of the rank of Major General. Listed on: 24/06/2011 Last Updated: 31/05/2013 04/07/2018 Group ID: 12013.

5. SOLEIMANI Qasem

Title: Brigadier Major General DOB: 11/03/1957. POB: Qom, Iran

a.k.a: (1) SALIMANI, Qasem (2) SOLAIMANI, Qasem (3) SOLEIMANY,

Qasim (4) SOLEMANI, Qasem (5) SOLEYMANI, Ghasem (6) SOLEYMANI,

Qasem (7) SULAIMANI, Qasem (8) SULAYMAN, Qasem (9) SULAYMAN,

Qasmi (10) SULEMANI, Qasem Nationality: Iranian (Iranian citizenship) Passport Details: 008827 (Iran Diplomatic). Issued 1999 issued in Iran. Position: Commander of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, IRGC – Qods Other Information: Both UK listing and EU listing under Terrorism and Terrorist Financing. EU listing under Syria. Promoted to Major General, retaining his position as Commander of Qods Force. UN listing under Iran (nuc prol). Male. UN Ref IRi.039 Also known as Haj Qasem, Haji Qassem and Sarder Soleimani. Listed on: 24/06/2011 Last Updated: 19/07/2017 04/07/2018 Group ID: 9062.

6. TAEB Hossein

Title: Hojjatoleslam DOB: –/–/1963. POB: Tehran, Iran a.k.a: (1) TAEB,

Hassan (2) TAEB, Hosein (3) TAEB, Hussayn (4) TAEB, Hossein (5) TA’EB, Hojjatoleslam Hossein Position: Head of IRGC Intelligence Other Information: Former Deputy Commander for Intelligence of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. EU listing under Iran (human rights) and Syria. Listed on: 24/06/2011 Last Updated: 13/04/2018 04/07/2018 Group ID: 11788.

7. AL-ASSAD Nizar

a.k.a. ASAAD, Nizar Other Information: Cousin of Bashar Al-Assad. Previously head of the company ‘Nizar Oilfield Supplies’. Listed on: 24/08/2011 Last Updated: 08/08/2013 04/07/2018 Group ID: 12041.

8. SHAHADAH Rafiq

Title: Brigadier-General Major General DOB: –/–/1956. POB: Jablah, Latakia Province a.k.a: (1) CHAHADA, Rafeeq (2) CHAHADA, Rafiq (3) CHAHADE, Rafeeq (4) CHAHADE, Rafiq (5) CHAHADEH, Rafeeq (6) CHAHADEH,

Rafiq (7) SHAHADA, Rafeeq (8) SHAHADA, Rafiq (9) SHAHADAH,

Rafeeq (10) SHAHADE, Rafeeq (11) SHAHADE, Rafiq (12) SHAHADEH,

Rafeeq (13) SHAHADEH, Rafiq Other Information: Former Head of Syrian Military Intelligence (SMI) Branch 293 (Internal Affairs) in Damascus. Advisor to President Bashar Al-Assad for strategic questions and military intelligence. Listed on: 24/08/2011 Last Updated: 07/06/2017 04/07/2018 Group ID: 12042.

9. AKHRAS Tarif

DOB: 02/06/1951. POB: Homs, Syria a.k.a: AL-AKHRAS AL AKHRAS,

Tarif Passport Details: 0000092405 (Syrian) Other Information: Prominent businessman benefiting from and supporting the regime. Founder of the Akhras Group (commodities, trading, processing and logistics). Member of the Board of the Federation of Syrian Chambers of Commerce. Former Chairman of the Homs Chamber of Commerce. He has close business relations with President Al-Assad’s family. Provided logistical support for the regime (buses and tank loaders). Listed on: 05/09/2011 Last Updated: 22/10/2014 04/07/2018 Group ID: 12060.

10. MAKHLUF Talal

Title: Brigadier Major General a.k.a. MAKHLOUF, Talal Position: Current commander general of the Republican Guards. 103rd Brigade of the Republican Guard Division Other Information: Former commander of the 105th Brigade of the Republican Guards. Listed on: 02/12/2011 Last Updated: 31/05/2013 04/07/2018 Group ID: 12418.

11. HASSUN Nazih

Title: Brigadier Major General a.k.a: (1) HASSOUN, Nazeeh (2) HASSOUN,

Nazih (3) HASSUN, Nazeeh Position: Head of Syrian Military Intelligence, Damascus Countryside/Rif Dimashq Branch Head of the Political Security Directorate of the Syrian security services Other Information: Former Syrian Air Force Intelligence. Officer of the rank of Major General in the Syrian Armed Forces Listed on: 02/12/2011 Last Updated: 02/06/2015 04/07/2018 Group ID: 12419.

12. MAHMOUD Abdul Salam Abdul-Salam Fajr

Title: Brigadier General Position: Head of the Bab Tuma (Damascus) Branch of the air force’s intelligence service. Listed on: 24/07/2012 Last Updated: 24/07/2012 04/07/2018 Group ID: 12711.

13. AL-ACHI Amer

Title: General a.k.a: (1) AACHI, Ammar (2) AL ASHI, Amis (3) ASHI, Amer (4) AL-ACHI, Amer Ibrahim Position: Head of the intelligence branch of the air force intelligence service Other Information: Graduate of the military school of Aleppo. Close to Daoud Rajah Listed on: 24/07/2012 Last Updated: 24/07/2012 04/07/2018 Group ID: 12727.

14. HANNA Bassam

Title: Eng. DOB: –/–/1954. POB: Aleppo (Syria) Other Information: Former Minister of Water Resources Listed on: 16/10/2012 Last Updated: 07/06/2017 04/07/2018 Group ID: 12769.

15. AL SIKHNY Adnan Abdo

Title: Dr. a.k.a: (1) AL SIKHNY, Adnan, Abdou (2) AL-SEKHNI, Adnan,

Abdo (3) AL-SEKHNI, Adnan, Abdou (4) AL-SEKHNY, Adnan, Abdo (5) AL- SEKHNY, Adnan, Abdou (6) AL-SIKHNI, Adnan, Abdo (7) AL-SIKHNI, Adnan, Abdou DOB: –/–/1961. POB: Aleppo (Syria) Position: Former Minister of Industry Listed on: 16/10/2012 Last Updated: 30/05/2014 04/07/2018 Group ID: 12781.

16. ALI Malek

Title: Dr DOB: –/–/1956. POB: Tartous (Syria) a.k.a: ALI, Dr, Malik Other Information: Former Higher Education Minister Listed on: 24/06/2014 Last Updated: 07/06/2017 04/07/2018 Group ID: 12995.

17. MAHALLA Muhamad

Title: Major General DOB: –/–/1960. POB: Jableh, Lattakia Province

a.k.a: (1) MAALLA, Mohamed (2) MAALLA, Muhamad (3) MAALLA, Muhammad (4) MAHALLA, Mohamed (5) MAHALLA, Muhammad (6) MAHLA, Mohamed (7) MAHLA, Muhamad (8) MAHLA, Muhammad (9) MUALLA, Mohamed (10) MUALLA, Muhamad (11) MUALLA, Muhammad (12) MUHALLA, Mohamed (13) MUHALLA, Muhamad (14) MUHALLA, Muhammad Position: Head of the Syrian Military Intelligence (SMI), Branch 293 (Internal Affairs), since April 2015 Other Information: Former Deputy Head of Political Security (2012), Officer of the Syrian Republican Guard and Vice-Director of the Political Security Directorate. Head of Military Police, Member of the National Security Bureau. Listed on: 29/05/2015 Last Updated: 01/10/2016 04/07/2018 Group ID: 13252.

18. GHRITAWI GHRIWATI Mohammad Ziad

a.k.a: GHRAYWATI, Mohammad, Ziad Other Information: An engineer at the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre. He is involved in chemical weapons proliferation and delivery and has been involved in the construction of barrel bombs. Listed on: 18/07/2017 Last Updated: 18/07/2017 04/07/2018 Group ID: 13502.

19. SULAIMAN Maher

POB: Lattakia Syria a.k.a: (1) SULAIMAN, Mahir (2) SULEIMAN,

Maher (3) SULEIMAN, Mahir Address: Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology (HIAST), PO Box 31983, Damascus. Position: Director of the Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology (HIAST) Other Information: Doctor, Director of the Higher Institute for Applied Sciences and Technology (HIAST), which provides training and support as part of the Syrian chemical weapons proliferation sector. Due to his senior position at the HIAST, which is an affiliate and subsidiary of the Scientific Studies and Research Centre (SSRC), he is associated with the HIAST and SSRC, both of which are designated entities. Listed on: 19/03/2018 Last Updated: 19/03/2018 04/07/2018 Group ID: 13621.

And one entity listing:

HIGHER INSTITUTE FOR APPLIED SCIENCES AND TECHNOLOGY (HISAT) a.k.a Institut Superieur des Sciences Appliquees et de Technologie (ISSAT) Address: P.O. Box 31983, Barzeh. Other Information: Affiliated to, and a subsidiary of, the designated entity, the Syrian Scientific Studies and Research Centre (SSRC). Listed on: 23/07/2014 Last Updated: 24/07/2014 04/07/2018 Group ID: 13032.

Links:

HMT Notice

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2018/774

Corrigenda

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