The United Nations Security Council has extended sanctions against the Islamic State (IS) and Al-Qaeda (both terror organizations outlawed in Russia) by blacklisting eight individuals and companies. A US-drafted resolution was adopted unanimously on Thursday.
Four more names will be added the ISIL & Al-Qaida Sanctions List, that includes over 250 individuals, groups and organizations linked to the IS and Al-Qaeda. These are Malik Barkhanoev and Murad Margoshvili who are on the Russian wanted list and are taking part in fights in Iraq and Syria within terror groups, as well as two Indonesians, one of whom – Bahrum Naim – is said to be the organizer of the January 14, 2006 Jakarta terrorist acts.
Besides, two financial organizations-Iraq’s Selselat al Thahab Money Exchange and Syria’s Hanifa Money Exchange Office that cooperated with the IS and two terror groups currently operating in Syria – the Khalid ibn al-Walid Army and Jund al-Aqsa – were added to the list.
The Jund al-Aqsa terrorists took part in the massacre at the village of Ma’an which was mostly inhabited by Alawites – followers of Alawite Islam, to whom Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad belongs. According to the resolution, the listed individuals and organizations are subject to an assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo.
The document adopted by the Security Council unites the provisions of many resolutions devoted to the fight against terrorism. In particular, it stresses the necessity to suppress financing of groups and organizations that are on the UN lists, as well as exchange information about individuals involved in terrorist activities.