UN removes Osama bin Laden from sanctions list
United Nations: Nearly two years after the killing of the al-Qaeda founder, the United Nations Security Council has finally removed his name from its sanctions list.
Reports, Wednesday, claimed that though Osama’s name has been taken off the sanctions list, the UNSC will continue to maintain a freeze his assets to stop them being used by others for militant activities.
The Security Council's al Qaeda sanctions committee announced in a statement this week that bin Laden's name had been deleted from its list for a travel ban and arms embargo.
The statement said, however, that UN member states would have to make a special request to the sanctions committee before any assets are released.
Bin Laden, who became the world's most wanted man after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States in which almost 3,000 people died, was killed by US Navy Seals in a highly secretive operation in Pakistan’s Abbottabad in May, 2011.
With Agency inputs