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March 2, 2020: EU, OFSI amend 2 counter terrorism designations

On Monday, UK regulators modified the following 2 entities:

1. ISLAMIC STATE IN THE GREATER SAHARA (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). [UN Listing (formerly temporary listing, in accordance with the Policing and Crime Act 2017)]. Listed on: 24/02/2020 Last Updated: 24/02/2020 02/03/2020 Group ID: 13825.
2. ISLAMIC STATE WEST AFRICA PROVINCE (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). [UN Listing (formerly temporary listing, in accordance with the Policing and Crime Act 2017)]. Listed on: 24/02/2020 Last Updated: 24/02/2020 02/03/2020 Group ID: 13826.

designated under its ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida counter terrorism sanctions program, as per Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/288. Essentially, since OFSI created these designations when the United Nations made them – and now, since the EU has adopted them, too, it is just removing the boilerplate text that says that the listings are temporary until adopted by the EU.

Links:

OFSI Notice

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/288

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

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