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February 24, 2020: UN, OFSI add 2 to counter terror program

Yesterday, UK regulators, under the authority of the United Nations and European Union Financial Sanctions (Linking) Regulations 2017, added the following entities:

1. ISLAMICSTATEINTHEGREATERSAHARA(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. (Listing to be treated as temporary for 30 days from the date of listing by the UN or until the EU adds the new listing to an existing sanctions regulation (whichever is sooner) in accordance with Policing and Crime Act 2017). Listed on: 24/02/2020 Last Updated: 24/02/2020 Group ID: 13825.
2. ISLAMICSTATEWESTAFRICAPROVINCE(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. (Listing to be treated as temporary for 30 days from the date of listing by the UN or until the EU adds the new listing to an existing sanctions regulation (whichever is sooner) in accordance with Policing and Crime Act 2017). Listed on: 24/02/2020 Last Updated: 24/02/2020 Group ID: 13826.

to its ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida counter terrorism sanctions program.

Link:

OFSI Notice

Categories: Al-Qaida & ISIL (Da'esh) Sanctions OFSI Updates Sanctions Lists Terrorism UN Updates

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