Oumar Diaby


Oumar Diaby

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Oumar Diaby


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Syrian Arab Republic

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Oumar Diaby was an active member of Forsane Alizza (not listed), an organization which used to openly promote terrorism and was dismantled in 2012. He was in charge of video editing activities for the organization. Oumar Diaby, through his videos, paid tribute to Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01) leader Usama bin Laden (deceased) and terrorist acts committed in Europe. He carried on promoting terrorism on the Internet during his detention for common law crimes from 9 Dec 2011 to 25 Jun 2012.

Soon after a deportation measure was taken by French authorities, Oumar Diaby announced on 25 Jul 2013 via his Facebook account that he had travelled to Syria. Oumar Diaby is currently the leader of an armed group with approximately 80 members linked to Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QE.A.137.14).

From Syria, Oumar Diaby continues to post videos containing terrorist propaganda and

promoting Al-Nusrah Front. He is directly involved in a Syrian foreign terrorist fighter network. He views himself as a key facilitator in foreign terrorist fighter networks and stated that he is “proud of being a terrorist”.

In France, Oumar Diaby has been subject to assets freezing measures for his terrorist activities since 2 Mar 2012. An international arrest warrant was issued against him by France on 26 Mar 2014.

Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 2368 (2017) was concluded on 4 Dec 2019. INTERPOL-UN Security Council Special Notice web link available.


Oumar Diaby was listed on 23 Sept 2014 pursuant to paragraphs 2 and 4 of resolution 2161 (2014) 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” and “recruiting for” Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QE.A.137.14).

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