NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
QI.A.170.04. HACENE ALLANE
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 26.08.2009
Hacene Allane was listed on 3 May 2004 pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 16 of resolution 1526 (2004) 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” Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01) and the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (QE.T.14.01).
Hacene Allane belonged to the mid-level leadership of the Adel subgroup of the Tarek Ibn Ziad Group, which was established in November 2002 by Saifi Ammari (QI.A.152.03) within Region 5 of the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (QE.T.14.01), for the purpose of kidnapping foreign tourists.
Between February and March 2003, a total of 32 tourists disappeared in southeast Algeria: 16 Germans, 10 Austrians, four Swiss, one Dutch and one Swede. The tourists were traveling in an area between the towns of Illizi, Dhjanet and Tamanrasset. On 7 April 2003, the Algerian security authorities announced that the tourists had been kidnapped by two groups of GSPC (Salafist Group for Call and Combat), listed as the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb, and were held around Illizi. Hacene Allane acted as an interpreter between the kidnappers and the hostages.
Related listed individuals and entities:
Al-Qaida (QE.A.4.01), listed on 6 October 2001
The Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (QE.T.14.01), listed on 6 October 2001
Lionel Dumont (QI.D.95.03), listed on 25 June 2003
Saifi Ammari (QI.A.152.03), listed on 4 December 2003
Kamel Djermane (QI.D.167.04), listed on 3 May 2004
Ahmad Zerfaoui (QI.Z.168.04) listed on 3 May 2004
Dhou el-Aich (QI.E.169.04), listed on 3 May 2004