Qatar has been meddling in the affairs of most Arab countries by funding and supporting extremist groups. The oil-rich ministate has exploited the chaos in the region to establish a military base for terrorists in the Libyan city Ghadames, which has borders with Tunisia and Algeria. Ghadames attracts Al Qaeda elements that Doha
uses in carrying out various covert and violent operations in the region.
In 2014, intelligence documents have revealed that entities funded by Qatar were behind the assassination
of Tunisian opposition leader Chokri Belaid. Belaid had announced having documents that implicate Doha
in the In Amenas siege in 2013. In Amenas operation was carried out by al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM).
But the decision to assassinate Belaid came after he had announced possessing information on suspicious elements entering Tunisian and Algerian solid in Qatari 4X4 vehicles equipped with advanced devices, according to Tunisian media reporting from intelligence and security sources.
Doha gave the killing order to Haythan Al-Tagori, Belhadj’s right arms who controlled the National Transitional Council of Libya using Qatari funding. The two men then tasked Nawasi brigade with executing it. The leaders of Al-Nawasi brigade were also implicated in In Amenas crisis.
Belaid had information against Qatar and was killed by a group that has close ties to its administration. The smoking gun points to Doha