NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
QI.T.57.02. IBRAHIM ALI ABU BAKR TANTOUSH
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 28 March 2011
Ibrahim Ali Abu Bakr Tantoush was listed on 11 January 2002 pursuant to paragraph 8 (c) of resolution 1333 (2000) as being associated with Al-Qaida, Usama bin Laden or the Taliban for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf or in support of”, “supplying, selling or transferring arms and related materiel to” or “otherwise supporting acts or activities of” Usama bin Laden, Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01), and the Revival of Islamic Heritage Society (QE.R.70.02).
Ibrahim Ali Abu Bakr Tantoush is associated with the Afghan Support Committee (ASC) (QE.A.69.02), the Revival of Islamic Heritage Society (RIHS) (QE.R.70.02) and the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) (QE.L.11.01).
Tantoush was the director of the Peshawar, Pakistan, office of RIHS and also served as the ASC manager in Peshawar. He has provided Usama bin Laden (deceased) and his associates with facilities in Peshawar, and has carried money and messages on behalf of Bin Laden.
On 20 December 2000, a grand jury in the Southern District of New York, the United States, returned an indictment against Tantoush and four other suspects in the case of the United States v. Usama bin Laden, et al. The five suspects were charged with the overall conspiracy, led by Usama bin Laden’s Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01) organization, to kill United States nationals and engage in other illegal acts. Tantoush was, in particular, indicted for his alleged involvement in the bombings of the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya, on 7 August 1998.
Related listed individuals and entities
Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01), listed on 6 October 2001
Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (QE.L.11.01), listed on 6 October 2001
Afghan Support Committee (ASC) (QE.A.69.02), listed on 11 January 2002
Revival of Islamic Heritage Society (QE.R.70.02), listed on 11 January 2002