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Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS)

Terrorism · Sanctioned entity
Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) is subject to sanctions. See the individual program listings below.
NameAL-QA'IDA IN THE INDIAN SUBCONTINENT · Al Kaida na Indijski podcelini (AQIS) · Al Qaeda del Subcontinente Indio · Al Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) · Al Qaida op het Indische subcontinent (AQIS) · 37 more...[sources]
Other nameAQIS · Al-Qa'ida in the Indian Subcontinent · Al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent · Qaedat al-Jihad in the Indian Subcontinent · Qaedat al-Jihad in the Indian Subcontinent and Jamaat Qaidat al Jihad fi Shibh al Qarrah al Hindiyah (Organization of the Base of Jihad in the Indian Subcontinent)[sources]
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CountryAfghanistan · Bangladesh · India · Myanmar (Burma) · Pakistan[sources]
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Al Qa’ida in the Indian Subcontinent is an al Qa’ida affiliated extremist group, established in September 2014 with the purpose of advancing al Qa’ida’s ideology in South Asia.

Australian Sanctions Consolidated List,

In a video released on September 3, 2014, Al Qaida (AQ) leader Ayman al-Zawahiri announced the creation of a new AQ affiliated group, AQIS. Al-Zawahiri named Asim Umar as leader of AQIS and Usama Mahmoud as spokesman. Since the announcement of its creation, AQIS has claimed responsibility for the September 6, 2014 attempt to hijack Pakistan Naval Ship Zulfiqar; the October 31, 2015 attacks on two publishers in Dhaka, Bangladesh; and several assassinations. In October 2019, there were reports that six AQIS militants had arrived in Karachi from Afghanistan with plans to reactivate their sleeper cell to carry out terrorist attacks. AQIS continues to call for violence against India.

Canadian Listed Terrorist Entities,


Data sources

Australian Sanctions Consolidated List4,093

The Consolidated List is a list of all persons and entities who are subject to targeted financial sanctions under Australian sanctions law

Australia · Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)

Japan Economic sanctions and list of eligible people3,504

Sanctions imposed by Japan under its Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Law.

Japan · Ministry of Finance

EU Financial Sanctions Files (FSF)6,061

As part of the Common Foreign Security Policy the European Union publishes a sanctions list that is implemented by all member states.

European Union · European External Action Service

Moldovan sanctions for terrorism and proliferation of WMD781

Sanctions on persons and entities involved in terrorist activities and the proliferation of weapons of masss destruction

Moldova · Centrul Antiterorist al Serviciului de Informaţii şi Securitate al Republicii Moldova

Belgian Financial Sanctions6,321

Belgium extends the European FSF sanctions list on the basis of a national terrorist list, issued by the National Security Council

Belgium · Federal Public Service Finance

US OFAC Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List29,146

The primary United States' sanctions list, specially designated nationals (SDN) part.

United States · Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

French Freezing of Assets6,273

The register lists all persons, entities and vessels subject to asset freezing measures in force on French territory, pursuant to national, European and international (UN) provisions.

France · Ministry of Economy, Finance, and Recovery

US Trade Consolidated Screening List (CSL)18,945

The Consolidated Screening List (CSL) is a list of parties for which the United States Government maintains restrictions on certain exports, reexports, or transfers of items.

United States · Department of the Commerce - International Trade Administration

Canadian Listed Terrorist Entities77

The Canadian governments own list of people and organizations associated with terrorism

Canada · Public Safety Canada

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