|Family name in original script:||عكاشة|
|Forename in original script:||جمال|
|Date of birth:||09/05/1978 (35 years old)|
|Place of birth, country of birth:||ROUIBA, ALGIERS, Algeria|
|Also Known as:||
EL HOUMMAM f/n YAHIA ABOU; EL HAMMAM f/n YAHIA ABOU
|Family name:||EL HOUMMAM|
|Family name:||EL HAMMAM|
|Mother's maiden name:||AKROUF|
The subject of this notice has been designated, by the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee established pursuant to resolution 1267 (1999) and 1989 (2011) concerning individuals, groups, undertakings and entities associated with Al-Qaida as subject to the following sanctions:
- ARMS EMBARGO: Prevent the direct or indirect supply, sale and transfer from their territories or by their nationals outside their territories, or using their flag vessels or aircraft, of arms and related materiel of all types, spare parts and technical advice, assistance, or training related to military activities, to designated individuals and entities.
- ASSETS FREEZE: Freeze without delay the funds and other financial assets or economic resources of designated individuals and entities, ensure that no funds, financial assets or economic resources are made available, directly or indirectly for their benefit.
- TRAVEL BAN: Prevent the entry into or transit through their territories by designated individuals.
The subject has the following permanent reference number on the list maintained by the UN Security Council Sanctions Committee established pursuant to resolution 1267 (1999) and 1989 (2011) concerning Al-Qaida which appears in the Special Notice for this subject: QI.A.313.13
The full content of resolution(s) as well as the Sanctions List and the Narrative Summary of Reasons for Listing are available on the webpage of the Committee at: http://www.un.org/sc/committees/1267
Narrative summary of reasons for listing
Date of listing: 05/02/2013
Djamel Akkacha was listed on 5 February 2013 pursuant to paragraphs 2 and 3 of resolution 2083 (2012) as being associated with Al-Qaida for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing, or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf of, or in support of”, or “otherwise supporting acts or activities of” an entity on the Al-Qaida Sanctions List, that is, the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (QE.T.14.01) (AQIM).
Akkacha joined the Armed Islamic Group (QE.A.6.01) in early 1997 and was arrested and jailed in 1998. Released in 2000, he joined the former Salafist Group for Call and Combat (GSPC), listed as the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (QE.T.14.01) (AQIM), and became the leader of a terrorist cell.
In 2003, he went to northern Mali, where he joined Katibat el Moulathamoune, headed by Mokhtar Belmokhtar (QI.B.136.03). Until late 2007, he led a terrorist cell.
In 2008, owing to differences with Mokhtar Belmokhtar, he joined Amor Mohamed Ghedeir (QI.H.250.08) and his Katibat Tarek Ibn Ziad, to lead a sub-group.
Following a disagreement with Amor Mohamed Ghedeir about the treatment of hostages, Akkacha became relatively independent of Katibat Tarek Ibn Ziad.
In 2009, he became a member of the committee established by AQIM for the acquisition and management of weapons for the group.
On 9 August 2009 he claimed responsibility for the suicide attack carried out the day before (8 August) against the French Embassy in Nouakchott.
He is responsible for several terrorist acts in Mauritania carried out in retaliation for the arrests of terrorists by the Mauritanian security services.
Akkacha is also responsible for the kidnapping of two Italian nationals in Mauritania and for attacks against military barracks in Mauritania and Mali.
On 3 October 2012, he was appointed by Abdelmalek Droukdel (QI.D.232.07), head of AQIM, to the position of coordinator of the terrorist groups in the Sahel, with Amor Mohamed Ghedeir as his deputy.
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