NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
QI.A.139.03. IMAD BEN MEKKI ZARKAOUI
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 28 March 2011
Imad ben Mekki Zarkaoui was listed on 12 November 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”, “supplying, selling or transferring arms and related materiel to”, “recruiting for” or “otherwise supporting acts or activities of” Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01) and Ansar al-Islam (QE.A.98.03).
Imad ben Mekki Zarkaoui has belonged to a terrorist cell set up in Milan, Italy, with several branches, probably in other European countries. The cell was linked to Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01) and was focused on obtaining forged documents to send to terrorists in European and Middle Eastern countries and on recruiting individuals for terrorist training, mainly in Iraq, organized by Ansar al-Islam (QE.A.98.03).
Zarkaoui provided the terrorist cell with use of his property and all his activities were directed towards supporting it. He was able to support the cell’s activities financially, probably through proceeds of crime.
Zarkaoui also provided the cell with weapons and explosives.
On 8 November 2007, Zarkaoui was sentenced in Italy to four years and six months imprisonment for his membership in a terrorist association.
Related listed individuals and entities
Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01), listed on 6 October 2001
Ansar al-Islam (QE.A.98.03), listed on 24 February 2003
Said ben Abdelhakim ben Omar al-Cherif (QI.A.138.03), listed on 12 November 2003
Kamal ben Maoeldi ben Hassan al-Hamraoui (QI.A.140.03), listed on 12 November 2003
Maxamed Cabdullaah Ciise (QI.C.141.03), listed on 12 November 2003
Radi Abd el Samie Abou el Yazid el Ayashi (QI.E.142.03), listed on 12 November 2003
Hamadi ben Abdul Aziz ben Ali Bouyehia (QI.B.143.03), listed on 12 November 2003
Mohammad Tahir Hammid (QI.H.144.03), listed on 12 November 2003
Lofti ben Abdul Hamid ben Ali al-Rihani (QI.A.145.03), listed on 12 November 2003
Mohamed Amin Mostafa (QI.M.147.03), listed on 12 November 2003
Nessim ben Mohamed al-Cherif ben Mohamed Saleh al-Saadi (QI.S.148.03), listed on 12 November 2003
Noureddine ben Ali ben Belkassem al-Drissi (QI.A.149.03), listed on 12 November 2003
Al-Azhar ben Khalifa ben Ahmed Rouine (QI.R.150.03), listed on 12 November 2003
Mourad ben Ali ben al-Basheer al-Trabelsi (QI.A.151.03), listed on 12 November 2003
Jamal Housni (QI.H.221.06), listed on 2 August 2006
Merai Zoghbai (QI.Z.223.06), listed on 2 August 2006