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 2004–2006.[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[edit]

Current known personnel (in descending order by approximate rank)[edit]

Foreign ISIL branches and governors of ISIL territories[edit]

Former leaders and senior personnel[edit]

Former leaders (in ascending order by date of death)[edit]

Other former personnel[edit]

  • Abdul Hadi Daghlas (Al-Zarqawi's top Lieutenant, killed in 2003)[59]
  • Abu Anas al-Shami (Strategist, and Al-Zarqawi's adviser, killed in 2004)[60]
  • Abu Azzam (killed in 2005)[61]
  • Abu Omar al-Kurdi (captured in 2005)[62]
  • Abdul Hadi al-Iraqi (captured in 2006)[63]
  • Sheik Abd-Al-Rahman (killed in 2006)[64]
  • Hamid Juma Faris Jouri al-Saeedi (captured in 2006)[65]
  • Abu Yaqub al-Masri (killed in 2007)[66]
  • Haitham al-Badri (killed in 2007)[67]
  • Khaled al-Mashhadani (captured in 2007)[68]
  • Mahir al-Zubaydi (killed in 2008)[69]
  • Mohamed Moumou (killed in 2008)[70]
  • Huthaifa al-Batawi (killed in 2011)[71]
  • Abu Usamah al-Maghrebi, (military commander, killed in March 2014)
  • Bilal Bosnić, (Bosnian Recruiter, captured in 2014)
  • Douglas McCain (killed in August 2014)[72]
  • Hassan Saeed Al-Jabouri (replacement Mosul Governor, killed in 2014)[73]
  • Abu Jurnas (Mosul Governor, killed in December 2014)[74]
  • Ali Awni al-Harzi (killed in June 2015)
  • Maher Meshaal, Saudi nasheed singer (killed in 2015)
  • Tariq bin al-Tahar bin al-Falih al-'Awni al-Harzi (emir of suicide bombers, fundraiser[75] killed in June 2015)
  • Ahmed al-Ruwaysi (killed in Sirte, Libya in 2015)[76]
  • Selim Suleiman al-Haram (a leader of Egypt branch, killed in 2015)[77]
  • Junaid Hussain (recruiter and hacker, killed in August 2015)
  • Mohammed Emwazi, nicknamed "Jihadi John" (participant in beheading videos; killed 12 November 2015 near Raqqa in US air strike)[78]
  • Neil Prakash (Australian ISIS recruiter, captured in 2016)[79]
  • Abu al-Harith (Sudanese ISIS preacher and leader of Sirte branch, killed in Sirte, Libya in June 2016)[80][81]
  • Abu Muhammad al-Furqan (ISIS information minister, killed in September 2016 in Raqqa)[82][83]
  • Abu Anas al-Iraqi (Finance chief of ISIS, killed in a Delta Force raid at Dez ez-Zor in January 2017)[84]
  • Abu Abdel Rahman (Senior Executioner, Killed on 27 January 2017)
  • Ridvan Haqifi (1990–2017), commander and recruiter, active in Syria and Iraq, Kosovo Albanian. Killed on 8 February 2017.
  • Abu Umar al-Almani (1986-2017), commander and recruiter, German. Killed on 25 March 2017.
  • Fawaz Muhammad Jubayr al-Rawi (Facilitator, killed in a US airstrike at Abu Kamal on 16 June 2017)[85]
  • Umm Yasser al-Muhajir, Female Executioner, Fired in June 2017
  • Sally-Anne Jones – "Umm Hussain al-Britani" (1968–2017), recruiter, British. Killed in June 2017.[86]
  • Abdullah el-Faisal - propagandist and recruiter, Jamaican. Captured on 25 August 2017.
  • Akhmed Chatayev (1980–2017), trainer and organizer of activity against Russian diplomatic missions, Chechnyan. Killed on 22 November 2017 in Tbilisi by Georgian security.
  • Abu Natheer al-Muhajir – (deputy emir of the Salahuddin State, killed on 25 November 2017)[87]
  • Abu Omer – (Senior Executioner, Captured in 3 January 2018)
  • Denis Cuspert – "Abu Talha al-Almani" (1975–2018), German recruiter active since 2013. Killed in Gharanij, Syria on 17 January 2018.[88]
  • "The Beatles", hostage torturers and executioners, British.[89]
  • Ismail al-Eithawi – (Top aide to Baghdadi, captured in February 2018)[90][91]
  • Mohammed Haydar Zammar (captured in March 2018)[92]
  • Qari Hekmat – (High-ranking commander of IS's Afghan franchise in the northern province of Jowzjan, killed on 7 April 2018)[16][93]
  • Nasser Abu Zaqul – (Central Sinai commander of the Islamic State, killed on 18 April 2018)[94]
  • Abu Huzaifa al-Kanadi – (Canadian IS recruit, returned to Canada in 2016)[95]
  • Abu Huzeifa Al-Iraqi – (High-ranking IS commander, killed in April 2018)[96]
  • Abu Walid al-Shishany – (close aid and right-hand man to Baghdadi, killed on 20 April 2018)[97]
  • Fehed el-Sacir – (Senior Executioner, Captured in Turkey in April 2018)
  • Qari Zahid – (Key Islamic State commander also known as Perai, killed on 24 April 2018)[98]
  • Saleh Nasser Fadhl al-Bakshi – (Senior Islamic State commander; also known as the "Prince" for the Aden area; killed on 28 April 2018)[99][100]
  • Bahrumsyah – (Senior South-Asian commander and highest ranking Indonesian to fight with the IS; reported killed in April 2018)[101][17]
  • Khaled al-Loweizi – (IS member, arrested on 3 May 2018)[102]
  • Saddam al-Jammal – (Deputy ISIL governor of their Euphrates province, captured on 9 May 2018)[103][90][91]
  • Mohammed al-Qadeer – (Top IS commander, captured on 9 May 2018)[103][90][91]
  • Omar al-Karbouli – (Top IS commander, captured on 9 May 2018)[103][90][91]
  • Essam al-Zawbai – (Top IS commander, captured on 9 May 2018)[103][90][91]
  • Tareq Kamleh - (Foreign Recruiter, killed on 8 June 2018)
  • Mufti Nemat – (Leading ISIL commander in northern Afghanistan, surrendered on 1 August 2018)
  • Mahad Moalim – (Senior Islamic State commander in Somalia, killed on 23 October 2018)[104]
  • Mark John Taylor - (Foreign Fighter from New Zealand, captured by Kurdish Forces in December 2018)
  • Umm Hamza - (Former Leader of Al-Khansaa Brigade, surrendered on 24 February 2019)[105]
  • Muhammad Yasin Ahram Pérez, known as Abu Lais Al Qurtubí, propagandist after the 2017 Barcelona attacks.[106]
  • Abu Salman al-Andalusí, propagandist after the 2017 Barcelona attacks.[107]

See also[edit]

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