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UN issues new list of Taliban, Al-Qaida members and groups under sanctions

UN issues new list of Taliban, Al-Qaida members and groups under sanctions

The Security Council committee monitoring United Nations sanctions against Afghanistan has published a new comprehensive list of individuals and groups connected with the Taliban or the Al-Qaida terrorist organization.

The list includes over 150 people subject to Council resolution 1267 (1999), which was adopted in response to the indictment of Usama bin Laden for the terrorist bombings of United States embassies in Nairobi and Dar-es-Salaam. Under that text, all States are required to freeze funds and other financial resources, including funds derived or generated by any undertaking owned or controlled by the Taliban, and to ensure that those funds are not used by the group. That portion of the list also cites nine entities subject to the sanctions.

In a second section, the list provides the names of individuals and groups subject to Council resolution 1333 (2000), which requires all States to freeze funds and other financial assets of Usama bin Laden and his associates in the Al-Qaida organization. There are 54 persons and 66 entities named.

The entire list provides numerous aliases of the concerned organizations and individuals, some of whom have over a dozen assumed identities each.