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17 added to list of those subject to UN sanctions against Al-Qaida

27 June The United Nations Security Council committee monitoring sanctions imposed against Usama bin Laden and his associates has added 17 individuals to the Al-Qaida section of its consolidated list of persons and entities subject to the measures, including the former President of Chechnya, Selimkhan Ahmedovic Yandarbiev.

Others added to the list on Wednesday include Youssef Abdaoui, Mohamed Amine Akli, Mehrez Amdouni, Chiheb Ben Mohamed Ayari, Mondher Baazaoui (alias Hamza), Lionel Dumont, Moussa Ben Amor Essaadi and Rachid Fettar.

The updated list also includes Brahim Ben Hedili Hamami, Khalil Jarraya, Mounir Ben Habib Jarraya, Faouzi Jendoubi, Fethi Ben Rebai Mnasri, Najib Ouaz, Ahmed Hosni Rarrbo and Nedal Saleh.

The UN sanctions require States to freeze financial resources, including funds derived or generated by any undertaking owned or controlled by the Taliban, and to ensure that they are not used by the group.

Countries are also obliged to freeze funds and other financial assets of Usama bin Laden and his associates in the Al-Qaida organization, and to prevent their entry or transit through the State's territory. In addition, nations must prevent the supply, sale and transfer of all arms and materiel - along with any form of military training - to the named individuals and entities.

The list is updated regularly, on the basis of relevant information provided by Member States and regional organizations.

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