Abu Fatima al-Jaheishi

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Abu Fatima al-Jaheishi
ISIS Abu Fatima al-Jaheishi.PNG
Abu Fatima in detention
Birth nameNi'ma Abd Nayef al-Jabouri
AllegianceIslamic State of Iraq and the Levant
RankDeputy leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Iraq
Battles/warsIraqi insurgency

Ni'ma Abd Nayef al-Jabouri (Arabic: نعمة عبد نايف الجبوري‎), known by his nom de guerre Abu Fatima al-Jaheishi (Arabic: أبو فاطمة الجحيشي‎) or Abu Fatima al-Jiburi, was initially in charge of the ISIS operations in southern Iraq before he moved to the northern city of Kirkuk.[1] He then became Governor of the South and Central Euphrates region in the Islamic State and a senior member in the IS hierarchy.[2][3]

The available information indicates that as of 2016, Abu Fatima is alive and was part of the inner circle of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, serving as his deputy in the position of the overall leader for Iraq, until al-Baghdadi's death.[4] He succeeded Abu Muslim al-Turkmani,[5] who was killed by a US drone strike near Mosul on 20 August 2015.[6][7]


  1. ^ "Exclusive: Top ISIS leaders revealed". Al Arabiya. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Islamic State Senior Leadership: Who's Who" (PDF). Brookings.edu. 2014. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 February 2015. Retrieved 8 October 2016.
  3. ^ al-Hashimi, Hisham (July 2014). "Revealed: the Islamic State 'cabinet', from finance minister to suicide bomb deployer". Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group Limited. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  4. ^ Cruickshank, Paul; Lister, Tim; Weiss, Michael (3 July 2015). "Who might lead ISIS if al-Baghdadi dies?". CNN. Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  5. ^ Al-Tamimi, Aymenn Jawad (24 January 2016). "An Account of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi & Islamic State Succession Lines". pundicity. Retrieved 28 September 2017.
  6. ^ Seldin, Jeff (21 August 2015). "US Claims Airstrike Kills Islamic State's Second-in-Command". VOA News. Retrieved 27 October 2019.
  7. ^ Mason, Jeff; Strobel, Warren (21 August 2015). Maler, Sandra; McCool, Grant (eds.). "Islamic State second-in-command killed in U.S. air strike - White House". Reuters. The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles. Retrieved 27 October 2019.

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