Specially Designated Global Terrorists [SDGT] Entries Added on OFAC’s SDN List on September 7, 2011

As of today, OFAC has added Specially Designated Global Terrorists [SDGT] Entries to the Specially Designated Nationals List (SDN List):

The following [SDGT] entries have been added on OFAC’s SDN list:

ABU BAKAR, Mohammad Hassan (a.k.a. AL SAHRAWI, Abu Yahya Yunis; a.k.a. AL-LIBI, Abu Yahya; a.k.a. AL-LIBI, Muhammad Hasan; a.k.a. QA’ID, Hasan; a.k.a. QA’ID, Hasan Muhammad Abu Bakr; a.k.a. QAYED, Muhammad Hassan; a.k.a. RASHID, Abu Yunus; a.k.a. SHEIKH YAHYA, Abu Yahya); DOB 1963; POB Libya; nationality Libya (individual) [SDGT]

ABU-SHAIMA (a.k.a. AL-MADANI, Abu Gharib; a.k.a. GHUL, Hassan; a.k.a. GUL, Hasan; a.k.a. GUL, Hassan; a.k.a. KHAN, Mustafa Hajji Muhammad; a.k.a. MAHMUD, Khalid; a.k.a. MUHAMMAD, Mustafa; a.k.a. SHAHJI, Ahmad; a.k.a. “ABU-SHAYMA”); DOB Aug 1977; alt. DOB Sep 1977; alt. DOB 1976; POB Madinah, Saudi Arabia; alt. POB Sangrar, Sindh Province, Pakistan; nationality Pakistan; alt. nationality Saudi Arabia (individual) [SDGT]

ABU-SHAYMA (a.k.a. AL-MADANI, Abu Gharib; a.k.a. GHUL, Hassan; a.k.a. GUL, Hasan; a.k.a. GUL, Hassan; a.k.a. KHAN, Mustafa Hajji Muhammad; a.k.a. MAHMUD, Khalid; a.k.a. MUHAMMAD, Mustafa; a.k.a. SHAHJI, Ahmad; a.k.a. “ABU-SHAIMA”); DOB Aug 1977; alt. DOB Sep 1977; alt. DOB 1976; POB Madinah, Saudi Arabia; alt. POB Sangrar, Sindh Province, Pakistan; nationality Pakistan; alt. nationality Saudi Arabia (individual) [SDGT]

AL SAHRAWI, Abu Yahya Yunis (a.k.a. ABU BAKAR, Mohammad Hassan; a.k.a. AL-LIBI, Abu Yahya; a.k.a. AL-LIBI, Muhammad Hasan; a.k.a. QA’ID, Hasan; a.k.a. QA’ID, Hasan Muhammad Abu Bakr; a.k.a. QAYED, Muhammad Hassan; a.k.a. RASHID, Abu Yunus; a.k.a. SHEIKH YAHYA, Abu Yahya); DOB 1963; POB Libya; nationality Libya (individual) [SDGT]

AL-LIBI, Abu Yahya (a.k.a. ABU BAKAR, Mohammad Hassan; a.k.a. AL SAHRAWI, Abu Yahya Yunis; a.k.a. AL-LIBI, Muhammad Hasan; a.k.a. QA’ID, Hasan; a.k.a. QA’ID, Hasan Muhammad Abu Bakr; a.k.a. QAYED, Muhammad Hassan; a.k.a. RASHID, Abu Yunus; a.k.a. SHEIKH YAHYA, Abu Yahya); DOB 1963; POB Libya; nationality Libya (individual) [SDGT]

AL-LIBI, Muhammad Hasan (a.k.a. ABU BAKAR, Mohammad Hassan; a.k.a. AL SAHRAWI, Abu Yahya Yunis; a.k.a. AL-LIBI, Abu Yahya; a.k.a. QA’ID, Hasan; a.k.a. QA’ID, Hasan Muhammad Abu Bakr; a.k.a. QAYED, Muhammad Hassan; a.k.a. RASHID, Abu Yunus; a.k.a. SHEIKH YAHYA, Abu Yahya); DOB 1963; POB Libya; nationality Libya (individual) [SDGT]

AL-MADANI, Abu Gharib (a.k.a. GHUL, Hassan; a.k.a. GUL, Hasan; a.k.a. GUL, Hassan; a.k.a. KHAN, Mustafa Hajji Muhammad; a.k.a. MAHMUD, Khalid; a.k.a. MUHAMMAD, Mustafa; a.k.a. SHAHJI, Ahmad; a.k.a. “ABU-SHAIMA”; a.k.a. “ABU-SHAYMA”); DOB Aug 1977; alt. DOB Sep 1977; alt. DOB 1976; POB Madinah, Saudi Arabia; alt. POB Sangrar, Sindh Province, Pakistan; nationality Pakistan; alt. nationality Saudi Arabia (individual) [SDGT]

AL-MAURITANI, Sheikh Yunis (a.k.a. GHADER, El Hadj Ould Abdel; a.k.a. JELIL, Youssef Ould Abdel; a.k.a. KHADER, Abdel; a.k.a. SALEM, Abdarrahmane ould Mohamed el Houcein ould Mohamed; a.k.a. SALEM, Mohamed; a.k.a. SALIM, ‘Abd al-Rahman Ould Muhammad alHusayn Ould Muhammad; a.k.a. SOULEIMANE, Abou; a.k.a. “AL-MAURITANI, Younis”; a.k.a. “AL-MAURITANI, Yunis”; a.k.a. “CHINGHEITY”; a.k.a. “THE MAURITANIAN, Salih”; a.k.a. “THE MAURITANIAN, Shaykh Yunis”); DOB 1981; POB Saudi Arabia; nationality Mauritania (individual) [SDGT]

AL-MAURITANI, Younis (a.k.a. GHADER, El Hadj Ould Abdel; a.k.a. JELIL, Youssef Ould Abdel; a.k.a. KHADER, Abdel; a.k.a. SALEM, Abdarrahmane ould Mohamed el Houcein ould Mohamed; a.k.a. SALEM, Mohamed; a.k.a. SALIM, ‘Abd al-Rahman Ould Muhammad alHusayn Ould Muhammad; a.k.a. SOULEIMANE, Abou; a.k.a. “AL-MAURITANI, Sheikh Yunis”; a.k.a. “AL-MAURITANI, Yunis”; a.k.a. “CHINGHEITY”; a.k.a. “THE MAURITANIAN, Salih”; a.k.a. “THE MAURITANIAN, Shaykh Yunis”); DOB 1981; POB Saudi Arabia; nationality Mauritania (individual) [SDGT]

AL-MAURITANI, Yunis (a.k.a. GHADER, El Hadj Ould Abdel; a.k.a. JELIL, Youssef Ould Abdel; a.k.a. KHADER, Abdel; a.k.a. SALEM, Abdarrahmane ould Mohamed el Houcein ould Mohamed; a.k.a. SALEM, Mohamed; a.k.a. SALIM, ‘Abd al-Rahman Ould Muhammad alHusayn Ould Muhammad; a.k.a. SOULEIMANE, Abou; a.k.a. “AL-MAURITANI, Sheikh Yunis”; a.k.a. “AL-MAURITANI, Younis”; a.k.a. “CHINGHEITY”; a.k.a. “THE MAURITANIAN, Salih”; a.k.a. “THE MAURITANIAN, Shaykh Yunis”); DOB 1981; POB Saudi Arabia; nationality Mauritania (individual) [SDGT]

CHINGHEITY (a.k.a. GHADER, El Hadj Ould Abdel; a.k.a. JELIL, Youssef Ould Abdel; a.k.a.KHADER, Abdel; a.k.a. SALEM, Abdarrahmane ould Mohamed el Houcein ould Mohamed; a.k.a. SALEM, Mohamed; a.k.a. SALIM, ‘Abd alRahman Ould Muhammad al-Husayn Ould Muhammad; a.k.a. SOULEIMANE, Abou; a.k.a. “AL-MAURITANI, Sheikh Yunis”; a.k.a. “ALMAURITANI, Younis”; a.k.a. “AL-MAURITANI, Yunis”; a.k.a. “THE MAURITANIAN, Salih”; a.k.a. “THE MAURITANIAN, Shaykh Yunis”); DOB 1981; POB Saudi Arabia; nationality Mauritania (individual) [SDGT]

GHADER, El Hadj Ould Abdel (a.k.a. JELIL, Youssef Ould Abdel; a.k.a. KHADER, Abdel; a.k.a. SALEM, Abdarrahmane ould Mohamed el Houcein ould Mohamed; a.k.a. SALEM, Mohamed; a.k.a. SALIM, ‘Abd al-Rahman Ould Muhammad al-Husayn Ould Muhammad; a.k.a. SOULEIMANE, Abou; a.k.a. “AL-MAURITANI, Sheikh Yunis”; a.k.a. “AL-MAURITANI, Younis”; a.k.a. “AL-MAURITANI, Yunis”; a.k.a. “CHINGHEITY”; a.k.a. “THE MAURITANIAN, Salih”; a.k.a. “THE MAURITANIAN, Shaykh Yunis”); DOB 1981; POB Saudi Arabia; nationality Mauritania (individual) [SDGT]

GHUL, Hassan (a.k.a. AL-MADANI, Abu Gharib; a.k.a. GUL, Hasan; a.k.a. GUL, Hassan; a.k.a. KHAN, Mustafa Hajji Muhammad; a.k.a. MAHMUD, Khalid; a.k.a. MUHAMMAD, Mustafa; a.k.a. SHAHJI, Ahmad; a.k.a. “ABU-SHAIMA”; a.k.a. “ABU-SHAYMA”); DOB Aug 1977; alt. DOB Sep 1977; alt. DOB 1976; POB Madinah, Saudi Arabia; alt. POB Sangrar, Sindh Province, Pakistan; nationality Pakistan; alt. nationality Saudi Arabia (individual) [SDGT]

GUL, Hasan (a.k.a. AL-MADANI, Abu Gharib; a.k.a. GHUL, Hassan; a.k.a. GUL, Hassan; a.k.a. KHAN, Mustafa Hajji Muhammad; a.k.a. MAHMUD, Khalid; a.k.a. MUHAMMAD, Mustafa; a.k.a. SHAHJI, Ahmad; a.k.a. “ABU-SHAIMA”; a.k.a. “ABU-SHAYMA”); DOB Aug 1977; alt. DOB Sep 1977; alt. DOB 1976; POB Madinah, Saudi Arabia; alt. POB Sangrar, Sindh Province, Pakistan; nationality Pakistan; alt. nationality Saudi Arabia (individual) [SDGT]

GUL, Hassan (a.k.a. AL-MADANI, Abu Gharib; a.k.a. GHUL, Hassan; a.k.a. GUL, Hasan; a.k.a. KHAN, Mustafa Hajji Muhammad; a.k.a. MAHMUD, Khalid; a.k.a. MUHAMMAD, Mustafa; a.k.a. SHAHJI, Ahmad; a.k.a. “ABU-SHAIMA”; a.k.a. “ABU-SHAYMA”); DOB Aug 1977; alt. DOB Sep 1977; alt. DOB 1976; POB Madinah, Saudi Arabia; alt. POB Sangrar, Sindh Province, Pakistan; nationality Pakistan; alt. nationality Saudi Arabia (individual) [SDGT]

JELIL, Youssef Ould Abdel (a.k.a. GHADER, El Hadj Ould Abdel; a.k.a. KHADER, Abdel; a.k.a. SALEM, Abdarrahmane ould Mohamed el Houcein ould Mohamed; a.k.a. SALEM, Mohamed; a.k.a. SALIM, ‘Abd al-Rahman Ould Muhammad al-Husayn Ould Muhammad; a.k.a. SOULEIMANE, Abou; a.k.a. “AL-MAURITANI, Sheikh Yunis”; a.k.a. “AL-MAURITANI, Younis”; a.k.a. “AL-MAURITANI, Yunis”; a.k.a. “CHINGHEITY”; a.k.a. “THE MAURITANIAN, Salih”; a.k.a. “THE MAURITANIAN, Shaykh Yunis”); DOB 1981; POB Saudi Arabia; nationality Mauritania (individual) [SDGT]

KHADER, Abdel (a.k.a. GHADER, El Hadj Ould Abdel; a.k.a. JELIL, Youssef Ould Abdel; a.k.a. SALEM, Abdarrahmane ould Mohamed el Houcein ould Mohamed; a.k.a. SALEM, Mohamed; a.k.a. SALIM, ‘Abd al-Rahman Ould Muhammad al-Husayn Ould Muhammad; a.k.a. SOULEIMANE, Abou; a.k.a. “AL-MAURITANI, Sheikh Yunis”; a.k.a. “AL-MAURITANI, Younis”; a.k.a. “AL-MAURITANI, Yunis”; a.k.a. “CHINGHEITY”; a.k.a. “THE MAURITANIAN, Salih”; a.k.a. “THE MAURITANIAN, Shaykh Yunis”); DOB 1981; POB Saudi Arabia; nationality Mauritania (individual) [SDGT]

KHAN, Mustafa Hajji Muhammad (a.k.a. ALMADANI, Abu Gharib; a.k.a. GHUL, Hassan; a.k.a. GUL, Hasan; a.k.a. GUL, Hassan; a.k.a. MAHMUD, Khalid; a.k.a. MUHAMMAD, Mustafa; a.k.a. SHAHJI, Ahmad; a.k.a. “ABU-SHAIMA”; a.k.a. “ABU-SHAYMA”); DOB Aug 1977; alt. DOB Sep 1977; alt. DOB 1976; POB Madinah, Saudi Arabia; alt. POB Sangrar, Sindh Province, Pakistan; nationality Pakistan; alt. nationality Saudi Arabia (individual) [SDGT]

MAHMUD, Khalid (a.k.a. AL-MADANI, Abu Gharib; a.k.a. GHUL, Hassan; a.k.a. GUL, Hasan; a.k.a. GUL, Hassan; a.k.a. KHAN, Mustafa Hajji Muhammad; a.k.a. MUHAMMAD, Mustafa; a.k.a. SHAHJI, Ahmad; a.k.a. “ABUSHAIMA”; a.k.a. “ABU-SHAYMA”); DOB Aug 1977; alt. DOB Sep 1977; alt. DOB 1976; POB Madinah, Saudi Arabia; alt. POB Sangrar, Sindh Province, Pakistan; nationality Pakistan; alt. nationality Saudi Arabia (individual) [SDGT]

MUHAMMAD, Mustafa (a.k.a. AL-MADANI, Abu Gharib; a.k.a. GHUL, Hassan; a.k.a. GUL, Hasan; a.k.a. GUL, Hassan; a.k.a. KHAN, Mustafa Hajji Muhammad; a.k.a. MAHMUD, Khalid; a.k.a. SHAHJI, Ahmad; a.k.a. “ABUSHAIMA”; a.k.a. “ABU-SHAYMA”); DOB Aug 1977; alt. DOB Sep 1977; alt. DOB 1976; POB Madinah, Saudi Arabia; alt. POB Sangrar, Sindh Province, Pakistan; nationality Pakistan; alt. nationality Saudi Arabia (individual) [SDGT]

QA’ID, Hasan (a.k.a. ABU BAKAR, Mohammad Hassan; a.k.a. AL SAHRAWI, Abu Yahya Yunis; a.k.a. AL-LIBI, Abu Yahya; a.k.a. AL-LIBI, Muhammad Hasan; a.k.a. QA’ID, Hasan Muhammad Abu Bakr; a.k.a. QAYED, Muhammad Hassan; a.k.a. RASHID, Abu Yunus; a.k.a. SHEIKH YAHYA, Abu Yahya); DOB 1963; POB Libya; nationality Libya (individual) [SDGT]

QA’ID, Hasan Muhammad Abu Bakr (a.k.a. ABU BAKAR, Mohammad Hassan; a.k.a. AL SAHRAWI, Abu Yahya Yunis; a.k.a. AL-LIBI, Abu Yahya; a.k.a. AL-LIBI, Muhammad Hasan; a.k.a. QA’ID, Hasan; a.k.a. QAYED, Muhammad Hassan; a.k.a. RASHID, Abu Yunus; a.k.a. SHEIKH YAHYA, Abu Yahya); DOB 1963; POB Libya; nationality Libya (individual) [SDGT]

QAYED, Muhammad Hassan (a.k.a. ABU BAKAR, Mohammad Hassan; a.k.a. AL SAHRAWI, Abu Yahya Yunis; a.k.a. AL-LIBI, Abu Yahya; a.k.a. AL-LIBI, Muhammad Hasan; a.k.a. QA’ID, Hasan; a.k.a. QA’ID, Hasan Muhammad Abu Bakr; a.k.a. RASHID, Abu Yunus; a.k.a. SHEIKH YAHYA, Abu Yahya); DOB 1963; POB Libya; nationality Libya (individual) [SDGT]

RASHID, Abu Yunus (a.k.a. ABU BAKAR, Mohammad Hassan; a.k.a. AL SAHRAWI, Abu Yahya Yunis; a.k.a. AL-LIBI, Abu Yahya; a.k.a. AL-LIBI, Muhammad Hasan; a.k.a. QA’ID, Hasan; a.k.a. QA’ID, Hasan Muhammad Abu Bakr; a.k.a. QAYED, Muhammad Hassan; a.k.a. SHEIKH YAHYA, Abu Yahya); DOB 1963; POB Libya; nationality Libya (individual) [SDGT]

SALEM, Abdarrahmane ould Mohamed el Houcein ould Mohamed (a.k.a. GHADER, El Hadj Ould Abdel; a.k.a. JELIL, Youssef Ould Abdel; a.k.a. KHADER, Abdel; a.k.a. SALEM, Mohamed; a.k.a. SALIM, ‘Abd al-Rahman Ould Muhammad al-Husayn Ould Muhammad; a.k.a. SOULEIMANE, Abou; a.k.a. “AL-MAURITANI, Sheikh Yunis”; a.k.a. “AL-MAURITANI, Younis”; a.k.a. “AL-MAURITANI, Yunis”; a.k.a. “CHINGHEITY”; a.k.a. “THE MAURITANIAN, Salih”; a.k.a. “THE MAURITANIAN, Shaykh Yunis”); DOB 1981; POB Saudi Arabia; nationality Mauritania (individual) [SDGT]

SALEM, Mohamed (a.k.a. GHADER, El Hadj Ould Abdel; a.k.a. JELIL, Youssef Ould Abdel; a.k.a. KHADER, Abdel; a.k.a. SALEM, Abdarrahmane ould Mohamed el Houcein ould Mohamed; a.k.a. SALIM, ‘Abd al-Rahman Ould Muhammad alHusayn Ould Muhammad; a.k.a. SOULEIMANE, Abou; a.k.a. “AL-MAURITANI, Sheikh Yunis”; a.k.a. “AL-MAURITANI, Younis”; a.k.a. “ALMAURITANI, Yunis”; a.k.a. “CHINGHEITY”; a.k.a. “THE MAURITANIAN, Salih”; a.k.a. “THE MAURITANIAN, Shaykh Yunis”); DOB 1981; POB Saudi Arabia; nationality Mauritania (individual) [SDGT]

SALIM, ‘Abd al-Rahman Ould Muhammad alHusayn Ould Muhammad (a.k.a. GHADER, El Hadj Ould Abdel; a.k.a. JELIL, Youssef Ould Abdel; a.k.a. KHADER, Abdel; a.k.a. SALEM, Abdarrahmane ould Mohamed el Houcein ould Mohamed; a.k.a. SALEM, Mohamed; a.k.a. SOULEIMANE, Abou; a.k.a. “AL-MAURITANI, Sheikh Yunis”; a.k.a. “AL-MAURITANI, Younis”; a.k.a. “AL-MAURITANI, Yunis”; a.k.a. “CHINGHEITY”; a.k.a. “THE MAURITANIAN, Salih”; a.k.a. “THE MAURITANIAN, Shaykh Yunis”); DOB 1981; POB Saudi Arabia; nationality Mauritania (individual) [SDGT]

SHAHJI, Ahmad (a.k.a. AL-MADANI, Abu Gharib; a.k.a. GHUL, Hassan; a.k.a. GUL, Hasan; a.k.a. GUL, Hassan; a.k.a. KHAN, Mustafa Hajji Muhammad; a.k.a. MAHMUD, Khalid; a.k.a. MUHAMMAD, Mustafa; a.k.a. “ABU-SHAIMA”; a.k.a. “ABU-SHAYMA”); DOB Aug 1977; alt. DOB Sep 1977; alt. DOB 1976; POB Madinah, Saudi Arabia; alt. POB Sangrar, Sindh Province, Pakistan; nationality Pakistan; alt. nationality Saudi Arabia (individual) [SDGT]

SHEIKH YAHYA, Abu Yahya (a.k.a. ABU BAKAR, Mohammad Hassan; a.k.a. AL SAHRAWI, Abu Yahya Yunis; a.k.a. AL-LIBI, Abu Yahya; a.k.a. AL-LIBI, Muhammad Hasan; a.k.a. QA’ID, Hasan; a.k.a. QA’ID, Hasan Muhammad Abu Bakr; a.k.a. QAYED, Muhammad Hassan; a.k.a. RASHID, Abu Yunus); DOB 1963; POB Libya; nationality Libya (individual) [SDGT]

SOULEIMANE, Abou (a.k.a. GHADER, El Hadj Ould Abdel; a.k.a. JELIL, Youssef Ould Abdel; a.k.a. KHADER, Abdel; a.k.a. SALEM, Abdarrahmane ould Mohamed el Houcein ould Mohamed; a.k.a. SALEM, Mohamed; a.k.a. SALIM, ‘Abd al-Rahman Ould Muhammad alHusayn Ould Muhammad; a.k.a. “ALMAURITANI, Sheikh Yunis”; a.k.a. “ALMAURITANI, Younis”; a.k.a. “AL-MAURITANI, Yunis”; a.k.a. “CHINGHEITY”; a.k.a. “THE MAURITANIAN, Salih”; a.k.a. “THE MAURITANIAN, Shaykh Yunis”); DOB 1981; POB Saudi Arabia; nationality Mauritania (individual) [SDGT]

THE MAURITANIAN, Salih (a.k.a. GHADER, El Hadj Ould Abdel; a.k.a. JELIL, Youssef Ould Abdel; a.k.a. KHADER, Abdel; a.k.a. SALEM, Abdarrahmane ould Mohamed el Houcein ould Mohamed; a.k.a. SALEM, Mohamed; a.k.a. SALIM, ‘Abd al-Rahman Ould Muhammad alHusayn Ould Muhammad; a.k.a. SOULEIMANE, Abou; a.k.a. “AL-MAURITANI, Sheikh Yunis”; a.k.a. “AL-MAURITANI, Younis”; a.k.a. “ALMAURITANI, Yunis”; a.k.a. “CHINGHEITY”; a.k.a. “THE MAURITANIAN, Shaykh Yunis”); DOB 1981; POB Saudi Arabia; nationality Mauritania (individual) [SDGT]

THE MAURITANIAN, Shaykh Yunis (a.k.a. GHADER, El Hadj Ould Abdel; a.k.a. JELIL, Youssef Ould Abdel; a.k.a. KHADER, Abdel; a.k.a. SALEM, Abdarrahmane ould Mohamed el Houcein ould Mohamed; a.k.a. SALEM, Mohamed; a.k.a. SALIM, ‘Abd al-Rahman Ould Muhammad al-Husayn Ould Muhammad; a.k.a. SOULEIMANE, Abou; a.k.a. “AL-MAURITANI, Sheikh Yunis”; a.k.a. “AL-MAURITANI, Younis”; a.k.a. “AL-MAURITANI, Yunis”; a.k.a. “CHINGHEITY”; a.k.a. “THE MAURITANIAN, Salih”); DOB 1981; POB Saudi Arabia; nationality Mauritania (individual) [SDGT]

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Treasury Targets Three Senior Al-Qa’ida Leaders

9/7/2011
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today announced the designation of three senior al-Qa’ida leaders based in Pakistan: leader and commander Abu Yahya al-Libi; senior leader ‘Abd al-Rahman Ould Muhammad al-Husayn Ould Muhammad Salim; and al-Qa’ida facilitator, courier and operative Mustafa Hajji Muhammad Khan.

“We are targeting two of al-Qa’ida’s top strategists and commanders in Pakistan, as well as a senior facilitator, striking at the heart of al-Qa’ida’s remaining leadership and its operations in Pakistan,” said Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David S. Cohen.

As a result of today’s action – taken pursuant to Executive Order (E.O.) 13224 – U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions with today’s designees and any assets they may hold under U.S. jurisdiction are frozen.

Abu Yahya al-Libi (al-Libi)
Al-Libi is a senior al-Qa’ida leader and commander in Pakistan responsible for the supervision of other senior al-Qa’ida officials. Referred to as al-Qa’ida’s propaganda chief, al-Libi is one of the group’s most prominent public figures and plays a key role in al-Qa’ida’s media operations. As of April 2010, al-Libi had released sixty-eight messages on behalf of al-Qa’ida, and was second in public visibility only to Ayman al-Zawahiri. As an authoritative voice for al-Qa’ida, al-Libi has urged Pakistanis to attack their government.

Al-Libi was also deputy to now-deceased al-Qa’ida senior leader Atiyah ‘Abd al-Rahman, who was killed in an explosion last month. As of 2010, al-Libi commanded a group of al-Qa’ida fighters and provided financial assistance to al-Qa’ida fighters in Afghanistan. Al-Libi was also a field commander in Afghanistan and an instructor at an al-Qa’ida training camp.

‘Abd al-Rahman Ould Muhammad al-Husayn Ould Muhammad Salim (Salim)
Salim, also known as Younis al-Mauritani, is a Pakistan-based senior al-Qa’ida leader who was in charge of al-Qa’ida’s external operations as of mid-2010. He participated in the formation of the al-Qa’ida affiliate organization al-Qa’ida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM). As of late 2010, Usama bin Laden devoted most of al-Qaida’s funds to a plan developed by Salim to ostensibly damage the economy of Europe. As of mid-2010, Salim was in Pakistan to speak to individuals regarding their participation in al-Qa’ida operations in Europe.

Salim joined the Salafist Group for Call and Combat (GSPC) in 2001. He had served as a communications link between the GSPC and al-Qa’ida and was sent by GSPC leaders to Pakistan to forge the 2007 merger with al-Qa’ida that formed AQIM.

As of late 2009, Salim provided weapons and explosives training to GSPC members in Mali, including the use of AK-47 assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenades. In 2006, Salim provided basic weapons training on the AK-47 assault rifle to GSPC members. Salim has fought for the GSPC in Mauritania, and has been wanted in Mauritania since late 2009 for planning a 2005 GSPC attack against the Mauritanian military and for forging the merger between the GSPC and al-Qa’ida.

The Pakistani military reported on Monday that Salim was arrested near Quetta, Pakistan.

Mustafa Hajji Muhammad Khan (Khan)
Khan has acted as an al-Qa’ida facilitator, courier and operative since at least 2003. As of 2010, Khan facilitated activities for senior Pakistan-based al-Qa’ida operatives. Khan has also been active in facilitating the travel of al-Qa’ida members, including escorting an individual to meet with another al-Qa’ida member in 2009. On al-Qa’ida’s behalf, Khan recruited a facilitator who helped him move people and money between Gulf countries and Pakistan. In 2007, Khan helped al-Qa’ida reestablish logistic support networks in Pakistan.

Khan once served as a messenger between al-Qa’ida and former al-Qa’ida in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. In 2003, he accepted a senior al-Qa’ida leader’s request to serve as an al-Qa’ida representative to al-Zarqawi and deliver a message to al-Zarqawi in Iraq. Khan attempted to deliver a letter from al-Zarqawi to Usama bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri, but was captured with the letter, which never reached bin Laden or al-Zawahiri.

Identifying Information:

Individual: ABU YAHYA AL-LIBI
AKA: Abu Yahya Sheikh Yahya
AKA: Abu Yahya Yunis al Sahrawi
AKA: Hasan Muhammad Abu Bakr Qa’id
AKA: Muhammad Hassan Qayed
AKA: Mohammad Hassan Abu Bakar
AKA: Hasan Qa’id
AKA: Muhammad Hasan al-Libi
AKA: Abu Yunus Rashid
DOB: 1963
POB: Libya
Nationality: Libyan

Individual: ‘ABD AL-RAHMAN OULD MUHAMMAD AL-HUSAYN OULD MUHAMMAD SALIM
AKA: Abdarrahmane ould Mohamed el Houcein ould Mohamed Salem
AKA: Yunis al-Mauritani
AKA: Younis al-Mauritani
AKA: Sheikh Yunis al-Mauritani
AKA: Shaykh Yunis the Mauritanian
AKA: Salih the Mauritanian
AKA: Mohamed Salem
AKA: Youssef Ould Abdel Jelil
AKA: El Hadj Ould Abdel Ghader
AKA: Abdel Khader
AKA: Abou Souleimane
AKA: Chingheity
DOB: 1981
POB: Saudi Arabia
Nationality: Mauritanian

Individual: MUSTAFA HAJJI MUHAMMAD KHAN
AKA: Hassan Ghul
AKA: Hassan Gul
AKA: Hasan Gul
AKA: Khalid Mahmud
AKA: Ahmad Shahji
AKA: Mustafa Muhammad
AKA: Abu Gharib al-Madani
AKA: Abu-Shaima
AKA: Abu-Shayma
DOB: August 1977
Alt. DOB: September 1977
Alt. DOB: 1976
POB: Madinah, Saudi Arabia
Alt. POB: Sangrar, Sindh Province, Pakistan
Nationality: Pakistani
Nationality: Saudi​”

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