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Tunisian Added To UN Security Council ISIL/Al-Qaeda Sanctions List

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On February 29, The United Nations Security Council’s ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee announced in a press release that it added 12 names to its sanctions list including Tunisian citizen .  Two Libyans and an Algerian were also added to the sanctions list. (UN Press Release)  The addition comes less than a week after the entries of five other Tunisians on the list were amended, all five are wanted by the Italian authorities and several had recent ties to Libya.

Ben Helal (aka Mounir Hilel, Abu Rahmah, Abu Maryam al-Tunisi) is described as a “Foreign terrorist fighter facilitator experienced in establishing and securing travel routes. Deeply involved in providing material support to the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb in North Africa. Assisted foreign terrorist fighters’ travel throughout North Africa and to Syrian Arab Republic to join Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq.”

Ben Helal, Abu Maryam al-Tunisi, was born in in 1983.

 

February 29 UN Listing:

QDi.386 Name: 1: MOUNIR 2: BEN DHAOU 3: BEN BRAHIM 4: BEN HELAL

Title: na Designation: na DOB: 10 May 1983 POB: Ben Guerdane, Tunisia Good quality a.k.a.: na Low quality a.k.a.: a) Mounir Helel b) Mounir Hilel c) Abu Rahmah d) Abu Maryam al-Tunisi Nationality: Tunisian Passport no.: na National identification no.: na Address: na Listed on: 29 Feb. 2016 Other information: Foreign terrorist fighter facilitator experienced in establishing and securing travel routes. Deeply involved in providing material support to the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (QDe.014) in North Africa. Assisted foreign terrorist fighters’ travel throughout North Africa and to Syrian Arab Republic to join Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, listed as Al-Qaida in Iraq (QDe.115).

Ben Helal was also added to the United States Treasury Department Sanctions list on September 29, 2015, with several other aliases:

HELAL, Mounir Ben Dhaou Ben Brahim Ben (a.k.a. HELEL, Mounir; a.k.a. HILEL, Mounir; a.k.a. “AL-TUNISI, Abu Maryam”; a.k.a. “IBRAHIM, Munir Bin Du Bin”; a.k.a. “RAHMAH, Abu”)

On February 23, the United Nations Security Council’s ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee amended the entries of five Tunisians on its sanctions list.

They are:

QDi.060 Name: 1: MOHAMED 2: BEN BELGACEM 3: BEN ABDALLAH 4: AL-AOUADI
QDi.150 Name: 1: AL-AZHAR 2: BEN KHALIFA 3: BEN AHMED 4: ROUINE
QDi.151 Name: 1: MOURAD 2: 3: BEN AL-BASHEER 4: AL-TRABELSI
QDi.176 Name: 1: IMAD 2: BEN BECHIR 3: BEN HAMDA 4: AL-JAMMALI
QDi.177 Name: 1: HABIB 2: BEN 3: AHMED 4: AL-LOUBIRI