UN ADDS ISLAMIC STATE IN IRAQ AND THE LEVANT – KHORASAN (ISIL- K) TO AL-QAIDA/ISIL SANCTIONS LIST

On 14th May, a news release from the UN advised that ISLAMIC STATE IN IRAQ AND THE LEVANT – KHORASAN (ISIL- K) had been added to its ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List of individuals and entities subject to the assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo under UN SCR 2368.  The news release says that the organisation was formed in 2015 by a former Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander and was established by former Taliban faction commanders who swore an oath of allegiance to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and has claimed responsibility for numerous attacks in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.

https://www.un.org/press/en/2019/sc13806.doc.htm

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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