Terrorism
May 01, 2019

U.N. Security Council Blacklists Jaish-E-Mohammed Leader Following Earlier Delays

By Zach Caldwell

 

 

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) voted Wednesday to add Mohammad Masood Azhar Alvi (Masood Azhar), leader of Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-E-Mohammed (JeM), to its ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List following the group’s claim of responsibility for a February attack that killed more than 40 security personnel in India.

The listing had previously been blocked by China, at the objections of the Indian government and several UNSC members. Azhar founded JeM in 2000 after splitting from Harakat al-Mujihadeen, according to the U.S. Treasury Department, which designated JeM as a terrorist organization in 2001 and Azhar as its founder in 2010.

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