Date on which the narrative summary became available on the Committee's website: 
27 January 2010
Date(s) on which the narrative summary was updated: 
3 February 2015
19 July 2019
14 November 2019
10 September 2020
23 April 2021
Reason for listing: 

Noureddine ben Ali ben Belkassem al-Drissi was listed on 12 November 2003 pursuant to paragraphs 1 and 2 of resolution 1390 (2002) 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”, “recruiting for” and “otherwise supporting acts or activities of” Al-Qaida (QDe.004) and Ansar al-Islam (QDe.098).

Additional information: 

Noureddine ben Ali ben Belkassem al-Drissi was a member of a terrorist cell based in Milan, Italy, which is believed to have had several branches in other European countries. The cell was linked to Al-Qaida (QDe.004) and focused on obtaining forged documents to allow terrorists to travel in Europe and the Middle East, and on recruiting individuals for terrorist camps, mainly in Iraq, organized by Ansar al-Islam (QDe.098).

Al-Drissi was in contact with Ansar al-Islam in Northern Iraq in October 2002.

Al-Drissi was investigated and accused by the Italian authorities of criminal conspiracy to commit international terrorist acts, of forging documents and using them to help illegal immigrants to enter Italy. He was sentenced to six years of imprisonment for international terrorism by Brescia's Assise Court of Appeal on 29 June 2007; the Supreme Court of Italy confirmed the sentence on 18 July 2008. He was deported from Italy to Tunisia on 10 February 2013.