Ali Ben Taher Ben Faleh Ouni Harzi

QDi.353
Ali Ben Taher Ben Faleh Ouni Harzi
Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee's website: 
10 April 2015
Date(s) on which the narrative summary was updated: 
14 September 2016
Reason for listing: 

Ali ben Taher ben Faleh Ouni Harzi was listed on 10 April 2015 pursuant to paragraphs 2 and 4 of resolution 2161 (2014) 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” and “recruiting for” Ansar al-Shari’a in Tunisia (QDe.143), Ansar al Charia Benghazi (QDe.146) and Al-Nusrah Front for the People of the Levant (QDe.137).

Additional information: 

In 2005, Ali ben Taher ben Faleh Ouni Harzi was detained for belonging to a terrorist cell and sentenced to 30 months imprisonment for planning terrorist acts in Tunisia.

Ali ben Taher ben Faleh Ouni Harzi joined Ansar al-Shari’a in Tunisia (QDe.143) in 2011. Ali ben Taher ben Faleh Ouni Harzi is active in the field of recruitment and transferring of foreign fighters and also smuggling weapons and explosives in Tunisia.

Ali ben Taher ben Faleh Ouni Harzi was alleged to be involved in the attack against the Consulate of the United States in Benghazi, Libya, on 11 September 2012. While attempting to enter Syria, Ali ben Taher ben Faleh Ouni Harzi was detained and deported back to Tunisia by Turkish authorities on 11 October 2012. Ali ben Taher ben Faleh Ouni Harzi was located in a training camp in Libya affiliated with Ansar al-Shari’a in Tunisia, and is subject to an arrest warrant issued by Tunisian security authorities.

Ali ben Taher ben Faleh Ouni Harzi was reportedly killed in an airstrike in Mosul, Iraq, in June 2015.