Last Updated: June 9, 2024

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – West Africa


Islamic State of Iraq and Syria West Africa Province (ISISWAP); Islamic State of Iraq and Syria – West Africa (ISIS-WA); Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant – West Africa (ISIL-WA); ISLAMIC STATE WEST AFRICA PROVINCE (ISWAP)

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Associated with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq). Formed in March 2015 by Abubakar Shekau. Splinter group of Jama'atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda'Awati Wal-Jihad (Boko Haram). Committed terrorist attacks in Nigeria

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Restrictive measures with respect to ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida


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ISIL/Daesh & Al-Qaida


Asset freeze and prohibition to make funds available, Restrictions on admission, Prohibition to satisfy claims

Sanctions Portfolio

- All assets of the listed persons and entities should be frozen. It is also prohibited to make any funds or assets directly or indirectly available to them. - It is prohibited to grant claims to the persons or entities listed in Council Regulation (EU) 2016/1686. - Member States shall enforce travel restrictions on persons listed in the Annex of C...

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The UN Security Council has introduced two separate restrictive measures regimes to combat terrorism. On 15 October 1999, restrictive measures were introduced in relation to the Taliban through UN Security Council Resolution 1267 (1999). On 16 January 2002, the measures were extended to cover the Al-Qaida organization and other individuals, groups,...

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