On 28 November, the EU expanded its Al Qaida sanctions by designating two further individuals. Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 1273/2014 amends Annex I to Council Regulation (EC) No. 881/2002 imposing asset freezes against certain persons and entities associated with Al Qaida.

The two individuals are Ansar Al Charia Derna and Ansar Al Charia Benghazi. They have been designated as a result of UN sanctions against them.

For further details on the designations, please see Issue 31 of our Sanctions Alert.