Tunisia Kills the Emir of Katibat ‘Uqbah Bin Nafi

On May 17, 2021, Tunisian military and security units announced they had killed five individuals from Katibat ‘Uqbah Bin Nafi (KUBN) in Jebel Chambi. Among them was KUBN’s leader and treasurer. They also seized six Kalashnikovs in the operation. Following the operation, the Tunisian National Guard released details on each individual killed, which is translated below.

Abd al-Baqi Bin Ahmad Bin ‘Ammar Buzyan (Algerian National)

  • Kunya: Abu Ahmad al-‘Annabi 

He is considered one of the most dangerous Algerian terrorist elements in Tunisia. He joined the terrorist groups stationed in the Tunisian mountains in 2014, coming from Algeria, where he joined Katibat ‘Uqbah Bin Nafi (KUBN), which is loyal to the terrorist organization known as al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghrib (AQIM). He took over the position of Amir in 2018, after the elimination of the terrorist element popularly known as Bay al-Akrouf. The person concerned is wanted by the Algerian security and military units, on the grounds of his intention to participate in several terrorist operations in Algeria.

al-Sassi Bin Jilani Salubah (Algerian National)

  • Kunya: ‘Ammi ‘Issa 
  • Algerian
  • Born in 07/05/1960

He joined the terrorist groups stationed in the Tunisian mountains in 2014, coming from Algeria, where he joined KUBN. He took over the role of Treasurer and attracted elements of support and delegation. The person concerned is wanted by the Algerian security and military units, on the grounds of his intention to participate in several terrorist operations in Algeria.

Talib Bin Muhammad Bin ‘Abd al-Rahman Yahyawi 

  • Kunya: Abu Jaser
  • Tunisian 
  • Born in 02/21/1982 in El Kef
  • Single 
  • Living in Hay Ahmad al-Sharishi in El-Kef Province

He joined the terrorist groups in the Tunisian mountains in 2014, where he joined KUBN. Has companionship with a group of other terrorist elements.

Tariq Bin Muhammad Bin Sahrawi al-Salimi

  • Kunya: Abu Sayf / al-Sahrawi
  • Tunisian
  • Born in 01/27/1986
  • Single
  • Daily Worker 
  • Resides in al-Muhayri Birnusa neighborhood in El-Kef Province 

He joined the terrorist groups stationed in the Tunisian mountains in 2013, where he joined KUBN.

Badr al-Din Bin Muhammad al-Jum’i Bin Salih Wanisi

  • Kunya: Walid 
  • Tunisian
  • Born in 09/10/1996 in Ayn al-Janan
  • Single
  • Day Worker
  • Resides in Ayn al-Janan

He joined the terrorist groups stationed in the Tunisian mountains in July of 2018, where he joined KUBN, after the discovery of an order in which he provided logistical support to the terrorist group mentioned by the security units.

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