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Former Tripoli mayor Al Harati in Saudi list of Qatar-backed terror sponsors

Libyan military commander and former mayor of Tripoli Mahdi al-Harati in list of suspects Saudi Arabia claims have financed terrorist groups and took funds from Qatar

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Matthew Vella
9 June 2017, 8:36am
Former Tripoli mayor and military commander Mahdi al-Harati
Former Tripoli mayor and military commander Mahdi al-Harati
A Libyan military commander and former mayor of Tripoli who has been staying in Malta and was connected to a sectarian attack in the streets, has been included in a list of suspects which Saudi Arabia claims have financed terrorist groups and took funds from Qatar.

Mahdi al-Harati was included in a list of 59 individuals and 12 institutions issued by Saudi Arabia – itself accused of sponsoring Islamic groups linked to terrorism – the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain.

The countries have also severed diplomatic ties with Qatar, as tensions escalate in the region over accusations Doha sponsors terrorism.

In 2012, Al-Harati was at the command of a militia in Syria which fought against government forces. In 2014, Al-Harati was elected mayor of Libya's capital city of Tripoli but his tenure lasted just over a year after the Municipality of Central Tripoli sacked him over his faiulure to run the city effectively. He then took up sojourn in Malta.

The Saudi-led Arab coalition fighting rebels in Yemen’s civil war has accused Qatar of supporting Al-Qaeda and the Islamic State. Doha has in the past been criticised for its support of rebel groups fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and for providing a sanctuary to former Hamas chief Khaled Meshaal, and hosting an Afghan Taliban office.

Qatar, which will host the 2022 football World Cup, happens to be a member of the US-led coalition to defeat the ISIS terror group.

“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 combatting 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.,” a statement reported by Al Arabiya said.

“As a result of the continued violation by the authorities in Doha of the obligations and agreements signed by them… the four States have agreed to classify 59 individuals and 12 entities on their prohibited lists of terrorists, which will be updated in succession and announced,” the statement added.

List of designated individuals:

1. Khalifa Mohammed Turki al-Subaie – Qatari

2. Abdelmalek Mohammed Yousef Abdel Salam – Jordanian

3. Ashraf Mohammed Yusuf Othman Abdel Salam – Jordanian

4. Ibrahim Eissa Al-Hajji Mohammed Al-Baker – Qatari

5. Abdulaziz bin Khalifa al-Attiyah – Qatari

6. Salem Hassan Khalifa Rashid al-Kuwari – Qatari

7. Abdullah Ghanem Muslim al-Khawar – Qatari

8. Saad bin Saad Mohammed al-Kaabi – Qatari

9. Abdullatif bin Abdullah al-Kuwari – Qatari

10. Mohammed Saeed Bin Helwan al-Sakhtari – Qatari

11. Abdul Rahman bin Omair al-Nuaimi – Qatari

12. Abdul Wahab Mohammed Abdul Rahman al-Hmeikani – Yemeni

13. Khalifa bin Mohammed al-Rabban – Qatari

14. Abdullah Bin Khalid al-Thani – Qatari

15. Abdul Rahim Ahmad al-Haram – Qatari

16. Hajjaj bin Fahad Hajjaj Mohammed al-Ajmi – Kuwaiti

17. Mubarak Mohammed al-Ajji – Qatari

18. Jaber bin Nasser al-Marri – Qatari

19. Yusuf Abdullah al-Qaradawi – Egyptian

20. Mohammed Jassim al-Sulaiti – Qatari

21. Ali bin Abdullah al-Suwaidi – Qatari

22. Hashem Saleh Abdullah al-Awadhi – Qatari

23. Ali Mohammed Mohammed al-Salabi – Libyan

24. Abdelhakim Belhadj – Libyan

25. Mahdi Harati – Libyan

26. Ismail Muhammad Mohammed al-Salabi – Libyan

27. Al-Sadiq Abdulrahman Ali al-Ghuraini – Libyan

28. Hamad Abdullah Al-Futtais al-Marri – Qatari

29. Mohamed Ahmed Shawky Islambouli – Egyptian

30. Tariq Abdelmagoud Ibrahim al-Zomor – Egyptian

31. Mohamed Abdelmaksoud Mohamed Afifi – Egyptian

32. Mohamed el-Saghir Abdel Rahim Mohamed – Egyptian

33. Wagdy Abdelhamid Ghoneim – Egyptian

34. Hassan Ahmed Hassan Mohammed Al Dokki Al Houti – UAE

35. Hakem al-Humaidi al-Mutairi - Saudi / Kuwaiti

36. Abdullah al-Muhaysini – Saudi

37. Hamed Abdullah Ahmed al-Ali – Kuwaiti

38. Ayman Ahmed Abdel Ghani Hassanein – Egyptian

39. Assem Abdel-Maged Mohamed Madi – Egyptian

40. Yahya Aqil Salman Aqeel – Egyptian

41. Mohamed Hamada el-Sayed Ibrahim – Egyptian

42. Abdel Rahman Mohamed Shokry Abdel Rahman – Egyptian

43. Hussein Mohamed Reza Ibrahim Youssef – Egyptian

44. Ahmed Abdelhafif Mahmoud Abdelhady – Egyptian

45. Muslim Fouad Tafran – Egyptian

46. Ayman Mahmoud Sadeq Rifat – Egyptian

47. Mohamed Saad Abdel-Naim Ahmed – Egyptian

48. Mohamed Saad Abdel Muttalib Abdo Al-Razaki – Egyptian

49. Ahmed Fouad Ahmed Gad Beltagy – Egyptian

50. Ahmed Ragab Ragab Soliman – Egyptian

51. Karim Mohamed Mohamed Abdel Aziz – Egyptian

52. Ali Zaki Mohammed Ali – Egyptian

53. Naji Ibrahim Ezzouli – Egyptian

54. Shehata Fathi Hafez Mohammed Suleiman – Egyptian

55. Muhammad Muharram Fahmi Abu Zeid – Egyptian

56. Amr Abdel Nasser Abdelhak Abdel-Barry – Egyptian

57. Ali Hassan Ibrahim Abdel-Zaher – Egyptian

58. Murtada Majeed al-Sindi – Bahraini

59. Ahmed Al-Hassan al-Daski – Bahraini

List of entities:

1. Qatar Volunteer Center – Qatar

2. Doha Apple Company (Internet and Technology Support Company) – Qatar

3. Qatar Charity – Qatar

4. Sheikh Eid al-Thani Charity Foundation (Eid Charity) – Qatar

5. Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah Foundation for Humanitarian Services – Qatar

6. Saraya Defend Benghazi – Libya

7. Saraya al-Ashtar – Bahrain

8. February 14 Coalition – Bahrain

9. The Resistance Brigades – Bahrain

10. Hezbollah Bahrain – Bahrain

11. Saraya al-Mukhtar – Bahrain

12. Harakat Ahrar Bahrain - Bahrain Movement

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Matthew Vella is executive editor at MaltaToday.
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