16 names added to UN's al Qaeda sanctions list

A UN Security Council committee has added 16 names to its al Qaeda sanctions list, including one with ties to the Islamic State group.

PTI| Updated: Sep 24, 2014, 12:48 PM IST

United Nations: A UN Security Council committee has added 16 names to its al Qaeda sanctions list, including one with ties to the Islamic State group.

Additions came yesterday after the council approved a resolution expanding the list's scope to include people affiliated with the extremist group that has taken over a huge area of land in Syria and Iraq.

'Abd al-Rahman Muhammad Mustafa al-Qaduli of Iraq has been listed as a senior Islamic State group official who rejoined the group in 2012 after his release from prison.

He and other individuals and entities added to the sanctions list face financial sanctions, a travel ban and arms embargo.

The recent council resolution also urges the sanctions committee to consider listing more names of people who support the Islamic State group.