NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
QI.A.93.03. CHIHEB BEN MOHAMED BEN MOKHTAR AL-AYARI
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 25 January 2010
Chiheb ben Mohamed ben Mokhtar al-Ayari was listed on 25 June 2003 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 Armed Islamic Group (QE.A.6.01).
Chiheb ben Mohamed ben Mokhtar al-Ayari has been a member of an organization operating in Italy directly linked with the Armed Islamic Group (QE.A.6.01) (GIA), and similar groups operating in other European countries, with the purpose of perpetrating terrorist acts. Al-Ayari received and disseminated GIA materials.
Al-Ayari also attended a terrorist training course in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region. On 15 January 1998, while entering Italy from Karachi, Pakistan, at the Rome international airport, he was detained by Italian authorities on suspicion of being a member of a criminal organization with terrorist aims.
Al-Ayari was arrested in Spain on 25 September 1997 during an investigation conducted against GIA members.
Al-Ayari was investigated and prosecuted in Italy for criminal conspiracy to commit the crimes of terrorism, forging documents, receiving stolen goods (including automobiles), and using forged banknotes and forged seals of Italy and other States. On 13 January 2003, he was sentenced by the Tribunal of Bologna, Italy, to two years and one month of imprisonment and fined for forging a Greek passport. On 13 April 2006, Al-Ayari was expelled from Italy to Tunisia by an order of the Home Minister and declared an inadmissible alien in the Schengen area.
Related listed individuals and entities:
Armed Islamic Group (QE.A.6.01), listed on 6 October 2001
Youssef ben Abdul Baki ben Youcef Abdaoui (QI.A.90.03), listed on 25 June 2003
Mohamed Amine Akli (QI.A.91.03), listed on 25 June 2003
Mehrez ben Mahmoud ben Sassi al-Amdouni (QI.A.92.03), listed on 25 June 2003
Lionel Dumont (QI.D.95.03), listed on 25 June 2003
Moussa ben Omar ben Ali Essaadi (QI.E.96.03), listed on 25 June 2003
Khalil ben Ahmed ben Mohamed Jarraya (QI.J.99.03), listed on 25 June 2003
Faouzi ben Mohamed ben Ahmed al-Jendoubi (QI.A.101.03), listed on 25 June 2003
Ahmed Hosni Rarrbo (QI.R.103.03), listed on 25 June 2003
Najib ben Mohamed ben Salem al-Waz (QI.A.104.03), listed on 25 June 2003