List of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant members

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This is a list of current and former members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and its previous incarnations, including operating as a branch of al-Qaeda known as al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), from 2004–2014.[1] Little is known about the leadership or members, as most use assumed names and many fight or appear in video with covered faces.[2]

Isil leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi; mugshot by US armed forces while in detention at Camp Bucca in 2004

Leadership and branches

Current known personnel (in descending order by approximate rank)
Foreign ISIL branches

Governors of ISIL territories

Former leaders and senior personnel

Former leaders (in descending order by date of death)
Other former personnel
  • Abu Taisir (Al-Zarqawi's top Lieutenant, killed in 2003)[44]
  • Abu Anas al-Shami (Strategist, and Al-Zarqawi's adviser, killed in 2004)[45]
  • Abu Azzam (killed in 2005)[46]
  • Abu Omar al-Kurdi (captured in 2005)[47]
  • Abdul Hadi al-Iraqi (captured in 2006)[48]
  • Sheik Abd-Al-Rahman (killed in 2006)[49]
  • Hamid Juma Faris Jouri al-Saeedi (captured in 2006)[50]
  • Abu Yaqub al-Masri (killed in 2007)[51]
  • Haitham al-Badri (killed in 2007)[52]
  • Khaled al-Mashhadani (captured in 2007)[53]
  • Mahir al-Zubaydi (killed in 2008)[54]
  • Mohamed Moumou (killed in 2008)[55]
  • Huthaifa al-Batawi (killed in 2011)[56]
  • Omar al-Farouk al-Turki (ISIL Governor of Al-Hasakah Governorate, killed in 2014)
  • Douglas McCain (killed in 2014)[57]
  • Abd al Basit (Military emir in Iraq, killed in 2014)[58]
  • Radwan Talib (Mosul Governor, killed in 2014)[58][59]
  • Hassan Hassan Saeed Al-Jabouri (replacement Mosul Governor, killed in 2014)[59]
  • Hazem Al-Saeedi - Jarf Al-Sekhar region, Southern Iraq (killed in 2014)[60]
  • Abdelmajid Al-Atibi Al-Sabti, religious emir (killed in 2014)[61]
  • Akram Qirbash (top ISIL judge; killed in 2015)[62]
  • Abu Maria - Top ISIL commander in Tikrit[63] (killed in 2015)
  • Ali Awni al-Harzi (killed in 2015)
  • Tariq bin al-Tahar bin al-Falih al-'Awni al-Harzi (emir of suicide bombers, fundraiser,[64] killed in 2015)
  • Abu Malik (co-Emir of the Kharbadan front, killed in 2015)[65]
  • Abu Abdul-aziz (co-Emir of the Kharbadan front, killed in 2015)[66]
  • Ahmed al-Ruwaysi or Abu Zakariya al-Tunisi (killed in 2015)[67]
  • Abu Abdullah, media coordinator for Mosul area; killed near Mosul by US military strike 18 August 2015[31]
  • Selim Suleiman al-Haram (a leader of Egypt branch, killed in 2015)[68]
  • Denis Cuspert (also known Abu Talha al-Almani), (German recruiter; killed 16 October 2015 near Raqqa in US air strike)
  • Mohammed Emwazi, nicknamed "Jihadi John" (participant in beheading videos; killed 12 November 2015 near Raqqa in US air strike)[69]
  • Abu Aiman (governor, killed in 2015)[70]
  • Abu Hadi (governor, killed in 2015)[70]
  • Abu Khidir (emir, killed in 2016)[71]
  • Abul-Athīr al-‘Absī (emir, propagandist and "kidnapper-in-chief", killed in 2016)[72][73] His death was confirmed in the 14th issue of Dabiq magazine, where the epithet 'May Allah accept him' was used beside his name.
  • Thaher Mohammed Salman al-Sabawi (commander of ISIS branch in Nineveh province, killed in 2016)[74]
  • Abu Ali Sha'i (leader of IS Sharia Court, killed in 2016)[75]
  • Abu Aisha (leader of IS security affairs, killed in 2016)[76]
  • Abu Saif (member of ISIS Council of Military Affairs and "general commander" of ISIS in Mosul, killed in 2016)[77]
  • Bazran al-Husam (governor of Al-Hamadaniya district in Nineveh province, killed in 2016)[78]
  • Abu Fouz (leader of ISIS Arsal branch, killed in 2016)[79]
  • Rafiuddin (top financial provider to ISIS militants in Nangarhar province, killed in 2016)[80]
  • Abu Ali al-Tunisi (commander of northern Syrian military branch, killed in 2016)[81]
  • Eidan al-Ezzi (commander of the ISIS police branch, killed in 2016)[82]
  • Abu al-Hija (a leader of the Tunisia branch, killed in 2016)[83]
  • Neil Prakash (Australian ISIS recruiter, killed in 2016)[84]

See also

References

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