UN Security Council Remove Osama bin Laden from Sanctions List

Feb. 25, 2013 – The U.N. Security Council has removed Osama bin Laden from its list of individuals subject to a travel ban and assets freeze for associating with Al Qaeda.

The Security Council’s 1267 committee made the decision on Friday, according to a statement on its website.

While bin Laden breaching his travel ban was no longer an issue, it is believed that an investigation into any assets he may have left was the reason for delaying his de-listing.

– Denis Fitzgerald