NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTINGQDi.257 MAFTAH MOHAMED ELMABRUK
Maftah Mohamed Elmabruk was listed on 21 October 2008 pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 2 of resolution 1822 (2008) as being associated with the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) (QDe.011) 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” this entity.
Maftah Mohamed Elmabruk has been involved in terrorist activity related to Al-Qaida and its associates. He is an associate of senior United Kingdom-based members of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) (QDe.011) and has been involved in fund raising activities on behalf of the LIFG for several years. He attended various training camps in Afghanistan in the mid-1980s to early 1990s.
Elmabruk is linked to Mohammed Benhammedi (QDi.213), a key financier of LIFG, and to a convicted leader of LIFG in the United Kingdom.
LIFG is part of the al-Qaida movement. It officially announced its formation in 1995 among Libyans who had fought in Afghanistan and against the regime in Libya. LIFG is believed to have participated in the planning of the May 2003 bombings in Casablanca, and has been linked to the 2004 attacks in Madrid. On 3 November 2007, LIFG formally merged with Al-Qaida. The merger was announced through a website affiliated with Al-Qaida (the Al-Sahab media group) by two video clips; the first by Al-Qaida second in command Aiman Al-Zawahiri (QDi.006), the second by Abu Laith Al-Libi, at that time a senior member of LIFG, and a senior leader and trainer for Al-Qaida in Afghanistan.
Related listed individuals and entities:
Al-Qa’ida/Islamic Army (QE. A.004), listed on 6 October 2001
Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (QDe.011), listed on 6 October 2001
Mohammed Benhammedi (QDi.213), listed on 7 February 2006.