NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
QI.A.177.04. HABIB BEN AHMED AL-LOUBIRI
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 23 February 2010
Habib ben Ahmed al-Loubiri was listed on 23 June 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”, “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 the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (QE.T.14.01.).
Habib ben Ahmed al-Loubiri has belonged to a terrorist organization operating in Italy, primarily in the Lombardy region. In particular, the organization has been involved in criminal activity on behalf of the Salafist Group for Call and Combat, listed as the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (QE.T.14.01.), and other Al-Qaida-related (QE.A.4.01.) terrorist groups operating in Europe and elsewhere. Members include Al-Loubiri, Sami ben Khamis ben Saleh Elsseid (QI.E.64.02.), Adel ben al-Azhar ben Youssef ben Soltane (QI.B.68.02.), Samir Abd el Latif el Sayed Kishk (QI.K.73.02.), Riadh ben Belkassem ben Mohamed al-Jelassi (QI.A.71.02.), and Imad ben Bechir ben Hamda al-Jammali (QI.A.176.04.).
The organization aimed to traffic in arms and chemicals, to help militants of the organization enter Italy, and to provide them with forged documents and other logistic support. In order to finance their terrorist activities, members of the organization engaged in a variety of criminal activities relating to false documentation, fraud (including automobile insurance fraud), and the sale of stolen goods. The organization also recruited individuals for terrorist training courses held in the Afghanistan/Pakistan border region.
The organization used cooperative societies to raise funds and to provide its members with logistic support. Members administered these cooperatives as officers or directors and owned companies that participated in the illicit activities performed by the cooperatives. For example, the companies provided the cooperatives with false invoices which were then paid in cash and never deposited in a bank account. The organization sent cash outside Italy through alternative remittance systems to individuals belonging to terrorist organizations.
Al-Loubiri was involved in the administration of parts of these cooperatives related to the terrorist organization.
He was expelled from Italy on 30 August 2006 to Tunisia.
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
Sami ben Khamis ben Saleh Elsseid (QI.E.64.02), listed 24 April 2002
Adel ben al-Azhar ben Youssef ben Soltane (QI.B.68.02), listed on 3 September 2002
Nabil ben Mohamed ben Ali ben Attia (QI.B.69.02), listed on 3 September 2002
Yassine Chekkouri (QI.C.70.02), listed on 3 September 2002
Riadh ben Belkassem ben Mohamed al-Jelassi (QI.A.71.02), listed on 3 September 2002
Mehdi ben Mohamed ben Mohamed Kammoun (QI.K.72.02), listed on 3 September 2002
Samir Abd el Latif el Sayed Kishk (QI.K.73.02), listed on 3 September 2002
Tarek ben Habib ben al-Toumi al-Maaroufi (QI.A.74.02), listed on 3 September 2002
Abdelhalim Hafed Abdelfattah Remadna (QI.R.75.02), listed on 3 September 2002
Isam Ali Mohamed Alouche (QI.T.76.02), listed on 3 September 2002
Al-Azhar ben Mohammed ben el-Abed al-Tlili (QI.A.77.02), listed on 3 September 2002
Imad ben Bechir ben Hamda al-Jammali (QI.A.176.04), listed on 23 June 2004
Abdelmalek Droukdel (QI.D.232.07), listed on 27 August 2007