The UN has removed (Turkey based?) Mohammed Islambouli from AQ sanctions list. (UN).
Decision Taken Following Review of Delisting Request Submitted through Office of the Ombudsperson
On 26 October 2015, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999) and 1989 (2011) concerning Al-Qaida and associated individuals and entities removed the name below from the Al-Qaida Sanctions List after concluding its consideration of the delisting requests for this name submitted through the Office of the Ombudsperson established pursuant to Security Council resolution 1904 (2009), and after considering the Comprehensive Report of the Ombudsperson on this delisting request.
Therefore, the assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo set out in paragraph 1 of Security Council resolution 2161 (2014) no longer apply to the name set out below.
QDi.194 Name: 1: MOHAMMED 2: AHMED 3: SHAWKI 4: AL ISLAMBOLLY. Hmmm......How badly does Erdogan want SISI Gone? Read the full story here.
Mohammed Islambouli has a long history of participation and leadership in extremist groups, culminating in a partnership with Osama bin-Laden and al-Qaeda in the 1990s. Islambouli is reportedly “an expert in hijacking planes,”* and led an al-Qaeda cell in Qatar with 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed.* In 1998, President Clinton was reportedly briefed about a hijacking plot involving Islambouli, although it is unclear whether Islambouli played a direct role in the 9/11 attacks.* Islambouli is the brother of Khaled al-Islambouli, one of the men convicted of assassinating Egypt’s former president Anwar Sadat. Certain reports state that Islambouli, and not Muhsin al-Fadhli, is the leader of Khorasan. - Read his full profile here. HT And Source:
...when it comes to the actual evidence. I have a thick dossier on Islambouli -- very senior AQ member and leader of "Khorasan Group."— Thomas Joscelyn (@thomasjoscelyn) October 27, 2015
The UN has removed Mohammed Islambouli from AQ sanctions list: https://t.co/sUcN3nNe3B (h/t @alleyesonjihad) This move makes no sense...— Thomas Joscelyn (@thomasjoscelyn) October 27, 2015
Islambouli was last reported in Turkey, according to press. Is he still there? Did Turkey/Erdogan play a role in delisting?— Thomas Joscelyn (@thomasjoscelyn) October 27, 2015
There have been some funky stories with respect the UN sanctions list over the years, but this is one of the funkiest.— Thomas Joscelyn (@thomasjoscelyn) October 27, 2015