NARRATIVE SUMMARIES OF REASONS FOR LISTING
QI.L.319.13. MOHAMED LAHBOUS
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee’s website: 24 October 2013
Date on which the narrative summary was updated: 9 September 2014
Mohamed Lahbous was listed on 24 October 2013 pursuant to paragraphs 2 and 3 of resolution 2083 (2012) as being associated with Al-Qaida for "participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing, or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf of, or in support of", "supplying, selling or transferring arms and related materiel to", and "recruiting for" or otherwise supporting acts or activities of Al-Qaida or any cell, affiliate, splinter group or derivative of entities included on the Al-Qaida Sanctions List; in particular Mokhtar Belmokhtar (QI.B.136.03), the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) (QE.T.14.01) and the Mouvement pour L’Unification et le Jihad en Afrique de l’Ouest (MUJAO) (QE.M.134.12).
Mohamed Lahbous is a member of the Mouvement pour L’Unification et le Jihad en Afrique de l’Ouest (MUJAO) (QE.M.134.12). He is involved in arms trading and drug trafficking in North and West Africa and maintains relations with the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) (QE.T.14.01) and with Mokhtar Belmokhtar (QI.B.136.03).
Lahbous was implicated in the abduction of three foreign humanitarian workers in the region of Tindouf, Algeria, on 22 October 2011 and in the abduction of seven Algerian diplomats from the Algerian Consulate in Gao, Mali, on 5 April 2012.
He was implicated in the bomb attacks against the Algerian Gendarmerie Nationale offices in Ouargla on 3 February 2012 and in Tamanrasset on 29 June 2012.
On 16 January 2013, Lahbous participated in the attack on the In Amenas gas project and its site facilities at Tiguentourine, Algeria.
Related listed individuals and entities:
The Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) (QE.T.14.01), listed on 6 October 2001.
Mouvement pour l’Unification et le Jihad en Afrique de l’Ouest (MUJAO) (QE.M.134.12), listed on 5 December 2012.
Al Mourabitoun (QE.M.141.14), listed on 2 June 2014.
Mokhtar Belmokhtar (QI.B.136.03), listed on 11 November 2003.
Hamada Ould Mohamed El Khairy (QI.O.315.13), listed on 22 February 2013.