UNSC adds 3 Al-Shabaab Leaders to Somalia Sanctions List

The UNSC sanctions committee concerning Somalia has added 3 senior members of Al-Shabaab to its sanctions list for “engaging in or providing support for acts that threaten the peace, security or stability of Somalia”, including acts that threaten the Djibouti peace agreement, or threaten the Somalian transitional government or African Union Mission by force.

The listed people are: Ali Adan Abukar, Al-Shabaab’s deputy leader; Ayman Maalim, the founder and leader of Jaysh Ayman, an Al-Shabaab unit that operates in and conducts attacks in Kenya and Somalia; and Karate Mahad, who is said to have played a key role in the Amniyat, Al-Shabaab’s intelligence wing.

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