On 10 April, the UN Security Council Committee announced the addition of (1) Ali Ben Taher Ben Faleh Ouni Harzi, and (2) Tarak Ben Taher Ben Faleh Ouni Harzi to the Al-Qaeda Sanctions List pursuant to Security Council Resolutions 1267 and 1989.

The press release stated that Ali Ben Taher Ben Faleh Ouni Harzi was a member of Ansar al-Shari'a in Tunisia, and was involved in planning the attack against the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on 11 September 2012.

Tarak Ben Taher Ben Faleh Ouni Harzi, who was a member of Al-Qaeda in Iraq in 2004 and is active in Ansar al-Shari'a, is noted as having been sentenced, in absencia, to 24 years imprisonment for terrorist activities by the Appeals Court of Tunis on 30 October 2007.

Individuals and entities on the Al-Qaeda Sanctions List are subject to the arms embargo, assets freeze and travel ban stipulated in paragraph 1 of Security Council Resolution 2161.