December 28, 2017: SECO updates counter terrorism listings

Last Thursday, Swiss regulators amended the following individual listing: 

SSID: 10-29001 Foreign identifier: QI.B.333.14. Name: Seifallah Ben Omar Ben Mohamed Ben Hassine

DOB: 8 Nov 1965 POB: Tunis, Tunisia Good quality a.k.a.: a) Seif Allah ben Hocine b) Saifallah ben Hassine c) Sayf Allah ‘Umar bin Hassayn d) Seifallah ben Amor ben Hassine e) Sayf Allah bin Hussayn Low quality a.k.a.: a) Abu Iyyadh al-Tunisi b) Abou Iyadh el- Tounsi c) Abu Ayyad al-Tunisi d) Abou Aayadh e) Abou Iyadh Address: a) 60 Rue de la Libye, Hammam Lif, Ben Arous, Tunisia b) Libya (possible location as at Jul 2017) Nationality: Tunisia Identification document: a) Passport No. G557170, Tunisia (issued on 16 Nov 1989) b) ID card No. 05054425, Tunisia (issued on 3 May 2011 in Hammam Lif) Justification: Seifallah ben Hassine was listed on 23 Sep 2014 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” the Organization of Al- Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (SSID 10-17785), the Tunisian Combatant Group (SSID 10- 17799) and Ansar al-Shari’a in Tunisia (AAS-T) (SSID 10-29152). Relation: a) Founder of Tunisian Combatant Group (QE.T.90.02., SSID 10-17799) b) Leader of Ansar al-Shari’a in Tunisia (AAS-T) (QE.A.143.14., SSID 10-29152) Other information: a) Seifallah ben Hassine is the leader of Ansar al-Shari’a in Tunisia (AAS-T) (SSID 10-29152). Under ben Hassine’s leadership, AAS-T has been implicated in attacks against Tunisian security forces, assassinations of Tunisian political figures, and an attempted bombing of a tourist hotel. Ben Hassine has links to the Organization of Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb (SSID 10-17785). Prior to his founding of AAS-T, Seifallah ben Hassine was a founder of the Tunisian Combatant Group (SSID 10-17799), which organized the recruitment of volunteers for training in Al-Qaida (SSID 10-17297) related camps in Afghanistan. b) In Sep 2012, AAS-T was involved in an attack against the United States Embassy and the American Community School in Tunis, Tunisia. In 2013, AAS-T was implicated in the assassination of two Tunisian politicians: in Feb 2013, Chokri Belaid was assassinated in front of his home by members of AAS-T, and in Jul 2013, Mohamed Brahmi was assassinated outside his home by members of AAS-T. c) On 30 Oct 2013, AAS-T attempted to carry out suicide attacks against two tourist sites in Tunisia. The first attack took place when a bomber blew himself up outside a hotel in Sousse, Tunisia, resulting in no other fatalities. That same day, police prevented a suicide bombing in Monastir, Tunisia, when they arrested a would-be bomber at the Tomb of Habib Bourguiba. d) AAS-T has also been involved in recruiting youth in Tunisia for fighting in Syria. e) Arrest warrant issued by Tunisian Court of First Instance on 23 Aug 2013. Modifications: Listed on 8 Oct 2014, amended on 15 Feb 2017, 26 Dec 2017

under their Al-Qaida/bin Laden/Taliban counter terrorism sanctions program. Additionally, the following individual listing was removed:

SSID: 10-15775 Foreign identifier: QI.H.10.01. Name: Zayn Al-Abidin Muhammad Hussein DOB: 12 Mar 1971 POB: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Good quality a.k.a.: a) Abd Al-Hadi Al- Wahab b) Zain Al-Abidin Muhammad Husain c) Zayn Al-Abidin Muhammad Husayn d) Zeinulabideen Muhammed Husein Abu Zubeidah Low quality a.k.a.: a) Abu Zubaydah b) Abu Zubaida c) Tariq Hani Nationality: Palestinian territory

Other information: Close associate of Usama bin Laden and facilitator of terrorist travel. In custody of the United States of America as at Jul 2007. Review pursuant to Security Council resolution 1822 (2008) was concluded on 21 Jun 2010. Modifications: Amended on 9 Mar 2013, de-listed on 26 Dec 2017

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