Abu Ahmad al-Alwani

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Waleed Jassem al-Alwani
ISIS Abu Ahmad al-Alwani.PNG
Birth nameWaleed Jassem al-Alwani
DiedLate 2014
Allegiance Baathist Iraq (unknown–2003)
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (unknown–present)
Service/branchIraqi Army (until 2003)
ISIS military (unknown–present)
RankCommander (unknown–present)
Battles/wars2003 Iraq War
Iraqi insurgency

Waleed Jassem al-Alwani, also known by the nom de guerre Abu Ahmad al-Alwani, is a senior commander in the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and a member of its military council.[1][2]

A former member in the Iraqi Army under Saddam Hussein,[1] he was reported by Sun to have been killed by coalition air-strikes in late 2014.[3]

However, his death was never confirmed by the U.S. or the Islamic State and in 2015, Reuters and The Washington Post referred to al-Alwani as if he were alive.[4][5]


  1. ^ a b "Exclusive: Top ISIS leaders revealed". Al Arabiya. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 23 October 2014.
  2. ^ "The Islamic State" (PDF). Soufan Group. November 2014. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Half of I.S. chiefs are wiped out in air raids". The Sun. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Most of Islamic State's leaders were officers in Saddam Hussein's Iraq". Washington Post.
  5. ^ Coles, Isabel; Parker, Ned (11 December 2015). "How Saddam's fighters help Islamic State rule". Reuters.

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