26 February 2003

Security Council Committee Adds Name of Entity to List

NEW YORK, 25 February (UN Headquarters) -- The Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1267 (1999) has added on 24 February 2003 the following entity to its list (Al-Qaida section):

Ansar al-Islam (a.k.a. Devotees of Islam; Jund al-Islam; Soldiers of Islam; Kurdistan Supporters of Islam; Supporters of Islam in Kurdistan; Followers of Islam in Kurdistan; Kurdistan Taliban; Soldiers of God). Location: The Kurdish-controlled area of north-eastern Iraq.

The list is updated regularly, on the basis of relevant information provided by Member States and regional organizations. An updated list is accessible at the Committee's Web site:

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