The EU has amended Council Regulation (EC) No. 881/2002, which imposes financial sanctions against Al-Qaida, so that an asset freeze now applies to Al Mouakaoune Biddam, Al Moulathamoun and Al Mourabitoun. All three are entities associated with al-Qaida operating out of Mali. Al Moulathamoun also operates out of Niger and Algeria. Council Regulation (EC) No. 881/2002 has also been amended to remove the asset freeze that had previously been imposed on two individuals, Jainal Antel Sali, Jr. and Mohammad Ilyas Kashmiri, both of whom are reportedly deceased.

Council Regulation (EC) No. 881/2002