Abu Muhammad al-Shimali
Tarad Mohammad al-Jarba (Arabic: طراد محمد آل الجربا) (born November 20, 1979), better known by his kunya Abu Muhammad al-Shimali (Arabic: أبو محمد الشمالي), is an Iraqi-born citizen of Saudi Arabia and a senior leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Abu Muhammad al-Shimali
Tarad Muhammad al-Jarba
November 20, 1979
|Died||8 September 2017 37) (according to Russian military sources) (aged|
|Known for||Member of Islamic State|
According to the United States Department of State Rewards for Justice Program, he serves "as a key leader in ISIL’s Immigration and Logistics Committee" and helps foreigners travel to fight in Syria, usually via Gaziantep, Turkey, and the Syrian border town of Jarabulus, which at the time ISIL controlled. Al-Shimali and his logistics teams also control smuggling, financial transfers and movement of supplies into Syria and Iraq from Europe, North Africa, and the Arabian Peninsula.
On September 29, 2015, the U.S. Department of the Treasury placed al-Shimali on its Specially Designated Nationals list for acting for or on behalf of ISIL. The designation blocks his financial assets and prohibits U.S. persons and financial institutions from dealing with him. On the same day, he was also listed on the United Nations Security Council 1267/1989 (Al-Qaida) Sanctions List, which imposes a travel ban, asset freeze, and arms embargo on Al-Shimali. Al-Shimali is also the subject of an active INTERPOL-UN Special Notice (in the name of Tarad Mohammad Aljarba), which is issued to alert law enforcement agencies worldwide that an individual or entity is subject to UN sanctions.
On 8 September 2017, al-Shimali was allegedly killed during a Russian airstrike in Deir ez-Zor, possibly along with Gulmurod Khalimov. He remains the subject of a $5,000,000 bounty by the Rewards for Justice Program.
- "Wanted: Information that brings to justice... Abu-Muhammad al-Shimali". Rewards for Justice. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
- "Rewards for Justice - Reward Offer for Information on ISIL Terrorist Abu-Muhammad al-Shimali". United States Department of State. November 18, 2015. Retrieved 8 July 2016.
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- "US offers $5 million reward for Isil 'gatekeeper' who arranges terrorists' safe passage from Syria". The Telegraph. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
- "Russia says its air strike kills several top Islamic State commanders in Syria". Reuters. 8 September 2017.