Libya issues new terror blacklist with ‘75 individuals linked to Qatar’

Libya issues new terror blacklist with ‘75 individuals linked to Qatar’

June 11, 2017
Mahdi Al-Harati
Mahdi Al-Harati

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Tripoli — Libya’s National Defense and Security Committee suggested an additional blacklist to be included in a terrorism blacklist issued by Arab states earlier this week.

This new list includes 75 individuals and 9 entities linked to Qatar.

Several Libyan names were among those classified as terrorists backed by Qatar.

On Friday, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain included on their terrorism lists 59 individuals and 12 entities, funded and supported by Doha through funds and arms.

“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Arab Republic of Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, and the Kingdom of Bahrain are unified in their ongoing commitment to combating terrorism, drying up the sources of its funding, countering extremist ideology and the tools of its dissemination and promotion, and to working together to defeat terrorism and protect all societies from its impact.,” according to a statement made available to Al Arabiya News Channel.

On the terror list there are five Libyans who, since the revolution that toppled the Muammar Gaddafi regime, played dubious roles in Libya, contributed to the continuation of chaos and the increasing of the country’s division with Qatari support.

Ali Mohamed Mohamed Al-Salabi

Belongs to the Muslims Brotherhood. He has a good relationship with the leaders of the Libyan Fighting Group, where he contributed to the discussion between the group and the Libyan state, ended with the release of members of the fighting group from Libyan prisons.

He lived in Qatar for long time and holds its nationality. He is a member of the Muslim Scholars union which is funded by Qatar.

Ali_Mohamed Mohamed_AlSalabi is known in Libya as “The Man of Tamim in Libya” or “Qaradawi Libya.” He was marketed by Al-Jazeera as the god father of the Libyan revolution and defended its interests. He appeared on Al-Jazeera channel several times, sometimes as a sheikh others as a political analyst or as a military analyst.

Abdul Hakim Belhadj

He is described as a guardian of Qatari interests in Libya. He is one of the most prominent leaders of groups indirectly linked to Al-Qaeda, a former Al-Qaeda terrorist and the LIFG, also took part in the war in Afghanistan.
The LIFG was founded in Libya in the 1990s, a militant organization founded by Libyan elements after returning from fighting in Afghanistan.

He was arrested in Malaysia in February 2004 by the Passport and Immigration Bureau with the interference of the CIA.

He was then deported to Bangkok for interrogation by the CIA and then deported to Libya on March 8, 2004. He was imprisoned at Abu Salim Prison for six years before being released. In March 2010.

After the revolution that toppled the Muammar Gaddafi regime, Belhadj soon became a billionaire and a leader.

He became the leader of the National Party and became the commander of the military junta in Tripoli. He founded the Wings Aviation Company and now owns several planes that provide dozens of flights daily between Tripoli and several other countries.

Mahdi Al-Harati

He is an Irishman of Libyan origin. Now he is the commander of the Tripoli Brigade in Libya, a former fighter in Kosovo and Iraq, who lived in Ireland for 20 years and came to Libya with the beginning of the protests in 2011 and led the revolutionary Brigade of Tripoli in Libya, which led a battle against Gaddafi forces in 2011 and ended with the announcement of the National Transitional Council in the city.

Mahdi Al-Harati was the first to come to Syria to fight alongside the armed groups. He founded and led the militias of the “Nation Brigade”, which included Libyan and Syrian fighters. He took Idlib as a resident for himself and his armed group.

Al-Harati was famous because he appeared a lot on the international and foreign media during the period of the revolution against the Gaddafi regime because of his fluency in the English language, which enabled him to promote in positions.

Ismail Mohamed Mohamed Al-Salabi

Commander of the February 17 Brigade. He has strong relations with the Muslim Brotherhood and is one of the most dangerous terrorist elements in Libya. He converted to deviant ideology at an early age and fought in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria and Libya recently.

Ismail Muhammad Al-Masalibi is currently the leader of the “Benghazi defense brigade” which have also been included in the lists of terrorism. They have relations with Al-Qaeda and Daesh militants, Benghazi defense brigade fought months ago the Libyan army forces in the Crescent oil area, and was indulged in the killing of many soldiers.

In Libya many call him the “bat of darkness” because of his secret meetings and movements with suspicious parties. He has a close relationship with Qatari intelligence chief Ghanim Al-Kubaisi, who is considered the first man of Qatar in Libya and support him by money and weapons.

Sadiq Abdul Rahman Ali Ghariani

He is called Libya’s “Mufti of Terrorism”, he issued fatwas inciting fighting and bloodshed in Libya. Al-Qaeda on several occasions valued his positions about events in Libya.

He is pursued by The Libyan Parliament which held him responsible for the bloodshed in eastern Libya, The parliament called the International Criminal Court to investigate the war crimes in which Sadiq Abdul Rahman Ali Ghariani was involved. — Al Arabiya English

June 11, 2017