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|Native name||أبو وهيب|
Shaker Wahib al-Fahdawi|
شاكر وهيب الفهداوي
Teacher of the Nusayris
|Born||1986 (age 32–33)|
|Allegiance||Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant|
|Commands held||ISIL Forces in Anbar|
Shaker Wahib al-Fahdawi al-Dulaimi, known as Abu Waheeb ("Father of the Generous") (Arabic: أبو وهيب) is a leader of the terrorist group Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant forces in Anbar, Iraq. He is notorious for the execution of a group of three Syrian Alawite truck drivers in Iraq in the summer of 2013, as head of the Al Anbar Lions.
Fahdawi was born in 1986. In 2006, whilst studying computer science at the University of Anbar, he was arrested by US forces on charges of belonging to Al-Qaeda in Iraq. Following Fahdawi's arrest he was detained by US forces at the Camp Bucca detention facility in southern Iraq until 2009, when he was sentenced to death and moved to Tikrit Central Prison in Saladin Province.
Fahdawi was one of 110 detainees who managed to escape the prison in 2012, following a riot and an attack on the prison by forces from the Islamic State of Iraq.
Following his escape he became an ISI field commander in Anbar province, having been trained and prepared during his incarceration. The two prisons he had been housed at had previously held a large number of ISI leaders. Since his escape he has been active in anti-government operations, with his appearances becoming more brazen. Iraqi officials have blamed him for a long list of terror-related offences.
Anbar security officials have put a $50,000 bounty on him.
- ↑ Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium - Who is Shaker Wahib al-Fahdawi aka Abu Waheeb aka Nusayri Hunter aka Teacher of the Nusayris?
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Abbas, Mushreq (15 January 2014). "Has al-Qaeda found Zarqawi's successor?". http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/01/iraq-isis-shaker-wahib-zarqawi.html#.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Bare-faced killer rises to fore of Iraq militancy". 28 August 2013. http://www.gulf-times.com/region/216/details/364086/bare-faced-killer-rises-to-fore-of-iraq-militancy.
- ↑ "Al Qaeda Is Taking Over Whole Cities in Iraq". 16 January 2014. http://www.vice.com/read/al-qaeda-are-taking-over-whole-cities-in-iraq.
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