DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:45 P.M.) – During a military operation against the Islamic State last month, Iraqi forces captured an infamous ISIS commander and executioner who had been filmed burning alive the Jordanian pilot Moaz Al-Kasasbeh in 2015.

Born and raised in the Syrian border city of Albu Kamal, Saddam Omar Hussein al-Jamal made a fortune out of smuggling cigarettes from Iraq between 1998-2010.

When the uprising broke out in several Syrian cities in March 2011, Saddam formed an insurgent group in Qoriyah town of Deir Ez-Zor countryside, Allahu Akbar Brigades, in which he was the leader of dozens of militants.

With his daring and merciless attacks against government troops and loyalists, Saddam gained the admiration of Abu Baker al-Baghdadi; the self-proclaimed Caliphate of the Salafist jihadist militant terrorist organization known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Al-Baghdadi sent him a special gift and huge amounts of money, asking him to join his group after giving him his nickname; Abu Ruqayah Al-Ansari.

“I’ve met al-Baghdadi once when he was moving in a big convoy of armored vehicles in Syria. The meeting was short as other commanders tried to keep me away, fearing he might privilege me and appoint me the second in command”, he said.

The disreputable Salafist commander attributed the invincible power of ISIS to the elite Chechen militants led by Abu Omar Al-Shishani.

“They were tough, highly-trained and merciless. And they spearheaded most of the big battles in Syria and Iraq’, he commented.

“As the heartland of the group, Iraq enjoyed more importance to ISIS than Syria. Most of the 1st rank leaders, including Al-Baghdadi himself, were Iraq-based”, he added.

ALSO READ  Erdogan threatens big invasion of northern Iraq if Baghdad can't clear PKK forces
Advertisements
Share this article:
  • 312
  • 1
  • 1
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
    314
    Shares

Notice: All comments represent the view of the commenter and not necessarily the views of AMN.

All comments that are not spam or wholly inappropriate are approved, we do not sort out opinions or points of view that are different from ours.

This is a Civilized Place for Public Discussion

Please treat this discussion with the same respect you would a public park. We, too, are a shared community resource — a place to share skills, knowledge and interests through ongoing conversation.

These are not hard and fast rules, merely guidelines to aid the human judgment of our community and keep this a clean and well-lighted place for civilized public discourse.

Improve the Discussion

Help us make this a great place for discussion by always working to improve the discussion in some way, however small. If you are not sure your post adds to the conversation, think over what you want to say and try again later.

The topics discussed here matter to us, and we want you to act as if they matter to you, too. Be respectful of the topics and the people discussing them, even if you disagree with some of what is being said.

Be Agreeable, Even When You Disagree

You may wish to respond to something by disagreeing with it. That’s fine. But remember to criticize ideas, not people. Please avoid:

  • Name-calling
  • Ad hominem attacks
  • Responding to a post’s tone instead of its actual content
  • Knee-jerk contradiction

Instead, provide reasoned counter-arguments that improve the conversation.

11
Discuss

avatar
5 Comment threads
6 Thread replies
3 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
9 Comment authors
Abdul jalilJavorDaeshbags SuxranixCaesarLeo Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
FlorianGeyer

This is more evidence of the criminals who have flocked to ISIS and have also been freed from Saudi Jails to swell the Takfiri ranks. Every country has scum like this who flock to cults where they can indulge in barbarity and perversions.

This man deserves to die in the manner he murdered others.

JerryDrakeJr
Guest
JerryDrakeJr

Not! Too fast and too easy for him. Again, he does not deserve to walk on this earth, so put him in the mine. For example, a coal mine, that he never again sees the sun, every day to dig 10 tons of coal for a meal – a slice of bread, and so long as he does not die, and when he dies, the next dog next to him buries him there just that he does not spread stench …

Juha
Guest
Juha

Why is he still alive?

Assad must stay
Member
Master
Commenter
Upvoted
Assad must stay

Not enough trees ❓

Daeshbags Sux
Member
Master
Upvoted
Rookie Mentor
Commenter
Daeshbags Sux

I think that Jordan will seek extradition : they’re very likely wanting to be the ones who will hang him… He’s probably already regretting having abandoned smuggling… Nevertheless, sad nobody seems to dare feeding pigs with jihadists carcasses : no insult would be bigger for the ghazis than making them sure they’ll end in their hëll, which is absolutely ugly, but knowing how they despise pigs (they don’t know what they’re missing! It’s really tasty meat, “dans le cochon, tout est bon” -in pork, everything is good- , even the feet are delicious. Life would be horrible without charcuterie, quiche… Read more »

CaesarLeo
Guest
CaesarLeo

Iraq was more important over Syria because it has way more oil AND cus the US let them run wild and let them gain power and take over vast amounts of areas so they could have an ” Excuse” for setting up bases in Syria to help the terrorists topple Assad under the pretext of ” We are here to fight ISIS ” smh…..my government politicians are literally war criminals im ashamed to be an American right now as we are on the wrong side of history….

Daeshbags Sux
Member
Master
Upvoted
Rookie Mentor
Commenter
Daeshbags Sux

Actually, at the moment ISIS spread, Yanks were totally out of Iraq, since Iraqi govt had ordered a total pull out in 2011, despite Yanks wanted to let 1st 20k then 10k troops behind. Moreover, ISIS had serious intelligence advantage having allied with many Ba’athist unemployed militaries and intelligence dudes! Look at their early board! Even general al-Douri allied with them and CLEARLY drew the “blitzkrieg” plans. The tactics used in early ISIS rapid infestation being the same he used during his Saddam-era! Even the WW1-style use of trenc war that he liked a lot! According to the well-documented “The… Read more »

ranix
Guest
ranix

tough, highly-trained and merciless
these zio losers/godless morons and their vile masters will be meeting more than their match in the abyss of the next world inevitably

Daeshbags Sux
Member
Master
Upvoted
Rookie Mentor
Commenter
Daeshbags Sux

Sad some are still in the former world, the one with dinosaur. You can’t be a godless moron : morons believe in fairy tales like religion, you need to be more clever than them to understand science which proves every day that these idiots’ religious books are all frauds and scams. In fact, we’re even creating mock-religions to have fun on these idiots! All your attempts of demonstrating that the real deity isn’t the Flying Spaghetti Monster (with meat b***s) or the Invisible Pink Unicorn will also demolish your own dogma, thus proving that your God is bullshït too and… Read more »

Javor
Guest
Javor

>science
>proving anything

If you had any basic grasp of philosophy (or science, for that matter: like Einstein himself said, ‘The scientific theorist is not to be envied. For Nature, or more precisely experiment, is an inexorable and not very friendly judge of his work. It never says “Yes” to a theory. In the most favorable cases it says “Maybe,” and in the great majority of cases simply “No.”) you would realize atheists are just as delusional as theists…
Congratulations on bringing the new religion upon this world. Life can be quite ironic, can’t it?

Abdul jalil
Guest
Abdul jalil

Well, terrorists don’t represent religion.
They are isis,israel,assad,russia,america etc who waged war on each other and killing civilians while the total war is for treasury in arab states.
All these terrorists killing each and every moment childrens,aged people,women, demolishing hospitals,bombing chlorine and phosphorus on innocent in iraq syria afghanistan and palestine.
Isis terrorists are busy in blasting churchs,mosques and beheading each and everyone who deny their fake khilafa.