The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) terror group’s Noor Wali Mehsud has been designated as a global terrorist by the United Nations for participating in the financing, planning and perpetrating acts on behalf of and in support of entities associated with al-Qaida.
The UN Security Council’s 1267 ISIL and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee added Mehsud, 42, to the ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List on Thursday, subjecting the Pakistani national to an assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo.
The Sanctions Committee said that Mehsud was listed for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf of, or in support of” entities associated with al-Qaida.
In June 2018, Mehsud was named the head of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, following the death of Maulana Fazlullah.
The TTP was blacklisted by the UN on July 29, 2011 for its association with al-Qaida.
“Under Noor Wali’s leadership, TTP has claimed responsibility for numerous deadly terrorist attacks across Pakistan, including an attack targeting Pakistani security forces in North Waziristan in July 2019 and a bomb attack against Pakistani soldiers in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in August 2019,” the Sanctions Committee said.
The group had claimed responsibility for an attempted bombing in Times Square on May 1, 2010, and in April 2010 it had launched a multi-pronged assault against the United States Consulate in Peshawar,…