On 9 September 2015, pursuant to Security Council Resolution 1267 (1999) and Security Council Resolution 1989 (2011), the EU removed Yasser Mohamed Ismail Abu Shaweesh from the Al-Qaeda Sanctions List. Shaweesh was previously convicted of aiding Al Qaeda in Germany in 2007.

On 3 September 2015, pursuant to Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/1517 amending Council Regulation 881/2002, the EU listed Sofiane Ben Goumo under its Al-Qaeda sanctions, thereby freezing his assets in the EU. Goumo has been associated with the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, and also trained at a camp operated by Usama Bin Laden in Afghanistan.