NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
QI.A.74.02. TAREK BEN HABIB BEN AL-TOUMI AL-MAAROUFI
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 4 January 2011
Tarek ben Habib ben al-Toumi al-Maaroufi was listed on 3 September 2002 pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 2 of resolution 1390 (2002) 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” or “otherwise supporting acts or activities of” the Taliban, the Armed Islamic Group (QE.A.6.01) and the Tunisian Combatant Group (QE.T.90.02).
Tarek ben Habib ben al-Toumi al-Maaroufi was arrested by the Belgian authorities in March 1995 together with a dozen other Armed Islamic Group (QE.A.6.01) members. He was sentenced to three years in prison, with a conditional suspension of the sentence.
In 2000, Al-Maaroufi co-founded theTunisian Combatant Group (QE.T.90.02) with Saifallah ben Hassine.
Al-Maaroufi provided counterfeit identity papers to one of the killers of Ahmed Shah Massoud, the leader of anti-Taliban forces in Afghanistan, who was killed by suicide bombers on 9 September 2001. Al-Maaroufi was arrested in December 2001 and charged by Belgian authorities with providing assistance to the assassins of Ahmad Shah Massoud. He was sentenced to seven years in prison.
Related listed individuals and entities:
Armed Islamic Group (QE.A.6.01), listed on 6 October 2001
Tunisian Combatant Group (QE.T.90.02), listed on 10 October 2002
Mehdi ben Mohamed ben Mohamed Kammoun (QI.K.72.02), listed on 3 September 2002