|Badran Turki Hishan al-Mazidi |
(Arabic language: بدران تركي هيشان المزيدي)
|Nickname||Abu Ghadiya (Arabic language: أبو غادية)|
|Died||October 26, 2008 (aged 29–30)|
|Place of birth||Mosul, Iraq|
|Place of death||Abu Kamal, Syria|
|Unit||Al-Qaeda in Iraq|
Abu Ghadiya (Arabic language: أبو غادية), born Badran Turki Hishan al-Mazidi (Arabic language: بدران تركي هيشان المزيدي) sometime between 1977-1979 in Mosul, was a Sunni militant active with al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). He was primarily involved in the logistics of AQI's effort in Iraq and assisted in smuggling weapons, money and fighters across the Syria-Iraq border. He was targeted and killed in a cross-border raid conducted by the U.S. military on October 26, 2008.
Role in Iraqi Insurgency[edit | edit source]
According to the United States Treasury Department, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi appointed Abu Ghadiya the lead Syrian commander for AQI's logistics in 2004. After Zarqawi's death, Ghadiya took orders from his successor, Abu Ayyub Al-Masri, either directly or through a deputy. Abu Ghadiya provided false passports, safe houses, weapons and money to militants on the Syrian side of the Iraqi border before the fighters would cross into Iraq.
Death[edit | edit source]
Ghadiya was killed in a 2008 raid by US Special Forces inside Syrian territory. See article 2008 Abu Kamal raid
References[edit | edit source]
- Sale, Richard (2008-11-21). "Killing of al-Qaida Smuggler in Syria was Joint Syrian, U.S. Effort". http://www.metimes.com/International/2008/11/21/killing_of_al-qaida_smuggler_in_syria_was_joint_syrian_us_effort/7222/. Retrieved 2008-11-21. [dead link]
- "Treasury Designates Members of Abu Ghadiyah's Network Facilitates flow of terrorists, weapons, and money from Syria to al Qaida in Iraq". U.S. Department of Treasury. 2008-02-28. http://www.ustreas.gov/press/releases/hp845.htm. Retrieved 2008-11-21.
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