What you need to know about the five Libyans on the terror list

As part of fighting terrorism and closing its sources and expansion, On Friday, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain listed 59 individuals and 12 entities related to Qatar on its banned terrorist lists, including 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.

علي صلابي

علي صلابي

Ali Mohamed Mohamed Al-Salabi

Belongs to the Muslims Brotherhood, one of the Libyan Salafist preachers, 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.

عبد الحكيم بلحاج

عبد الحكيم بلحاج

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 jihadist 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.

After several countries cut ties with Qatar, Belhadj expressed his absolute sympathy with the State of Qatar, he expressed on Twitter his contempt for what he saw as an attack those who are loyal to their nation and its causes.

مهدي حراتي

مهدي حراتي

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.

إسماعيل صلابي

إسماعيل صلابي

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 jihadist 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 ISIS 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.

صادق غرياني

صادق غرياني

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.

Last Update: Friday, 09 June 2017 KSA 19:35 - GMT 16:35