The 21st Century Phenomenon



I.S.I.S chain of command is headed by  Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, now (09/2014) calling himself the Caliph Ibrahim

Under Abu bakr there are two deputies


* Fadel Ahmad Abdullah al-Hayali, born in Tel Afar on the border with Syria, also known  as Hajji Mutazz,– the first deputy in charged of Iraq. Fadel al-Hiyali was a lieutenant colonel in the Iraqi military’s intelligence core and also spent time as a special forces officer.

Like other ISIS leaders, Fadel Ahmad Abdullah al-Hayali spent time in a US prison in Iraq, specifically Camp Bucca.

Fadel Ahmad al-Hayali, has been killed in a US military UAV strike in northern Iraq, on Tuesday 08/18/2015, the White House said on 08/21/2015..


* Abu Ali al-Anbari (From Anbar province in Iraq) is the deputy in charged of Syria. He was a major general in the Iraqi military under ousted dictator Saddam Hussein. Al-Anbari is also the head of the Defense, Security and Intelligence Council (Shura). 

 Al-Anbari and al-Turkmani have a clear hierarchy of men beneath them who make up the “governors” of the “local provinces” of the jihadist’s new country.

Since 12/2014 Abu Ali al-Anbari was partly replaced or put under the supervision of Abu Alaa al-Afri, the right hand of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

unonimus1* Abu al-Taym al-Saudi also known as Abu Sayyaf, the ‘Oil Minister’,  was killed by U.S. Special Operations ‘Delta’ forces, on  05/15/2015 night, as they tried to capture and eventually killed him during a daring raid in Dir-a-Zor, Eastern Syria, probably in order to receive more information  on how the terror organization operates, communicates and earns money, U.S. government officials said The officials identified Sayyaf’s captured wife as Umm Sayyaf, an Iraqi. She is now being held in Iraq.



* The Military Council  


1.   Abu Ahmad al-Alwani,  his real name is Waleed Jassem al-Alwani is a former member of Saddam’s army, al-Alwani is currently the head of the I.S.I.S military council. 
Abu Ahmad al-Alwani was reportedly killed by coalition air-strikes in late 2014.



2.  Abu Ayman Abu Muhannad al-Iraqi or Suedawi, born in 1965, the most important official for “I.S.I.S” in Syria, He is a former lieutenant-colonel of the Iraqi Army during the reign of Saddam Hussein, Abu Ayman al-iraqi  member of the military council to I.S.I.S today, which, He was the ‘Emir’ of Anbar province,  Abu Ayman al-iraqi was captured by coalition forces in 2007 and released in 2010, He took over responsibility for security within the organization, then sent as an advocate for Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to the city of Deir ez-Zor in Syria 2011-2012. 


Abu Ayman al-iraqi was the top military officer in the city of Idlib and the mountainous region of Latakia, and the countryside of Aleppo. He managed, during his stay in Syria, to recruit over 1000 foreign fighters, who formed the foundation of I.S.I.S in Syria (see – Western-Jihadists ).  


3.  Abu Fatima al-Jaheishi, his real name is Naima Abd Nayef al-Jabouri. He was initially in charge of the I.S.I.S operations in southern Iraq before he moved to the northern city of Kirkuk. 

 Many of the former top operatives and commanders of I.S.I.S were killed over the recent years and the leadership is under continuous ongoing changes (see – U.S 2014 Strategy  ).

** It must be noticed that at least 30% of the top leading figures in I.S.I.S, especially in the military command, are former senior iraqi officers with a Baathist (socialist) background in the ousted  regime of Saddam Hussein. Those former officers and loyalists were denied access to any job or position in the Iraqi asministration after the USA led invasion to Iraq, in 03/2003, and to the new post Saddam Iraqi administration.




4. Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri, born in 1943, the former trusted depute of Saddam Hussein and no’ 2 in the Iraqi hierarchy, who went missing after the USA invasion to Iraq in 03/2003. Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri has been killed, Iraqi media said on 04/17/2015, near the northern town of Hamreen in Irbil province..












5. Abu Muhammad al-Adnani al-Shami, born 1977 or 1978 near Idlib in Northern Syria. His original name is Taha Subhi Falaha, is the official spokesman and a senior leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Sham in Arabic) .



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