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ISIS Leadership and Members of the Islamic State

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Current Islamic State

(ISIS) Leadership By suspected rank

  • Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi  top leader, Iraqi
  • Tarad Muhammad al-Jarba – “Abu Muhammad al-Shimali” (born ), key logistician of foreign fighters, Iraqi.
  • Abi al-Hassan al-Muhajer (spokesman, appointed in December )
  • Gulmurod Khalimov (born ), commander and recruiter, active in Syria (since ), Tajikistani.
  • Ali Moussa Al-Shawakh – “Abu Luqman” (born ), governor of Raqqah, active in Syria (since ), Syrian.
  • Faysal Ahmad Ali al-Zahrani, top Saudi oil official
  • Abu Yusaf, senior security official, European
  • Waleed al-Alwani – “Abu Ahmad al-Alwani”, member of Military Shura, Iraqi
  • Abu Muhammad al-Jazrawi, head of Hisbah (Islamic religious police)
  • Abu Jandal al-Masri, Chief of Information in Raqqa
  • Anas Sharkas – “Abu Ali al-Shishani”, battalion commander, Syrian
  • Abu Ahmed (senior official interviewed by the Guardian)
  • Bajro Ikanovic (born ), senior leader and trainer, active in Syria and Iraq (since ), Bosnian.
  • Reda Seyam (born ), education official, active in Syria and Iraq (since ), German-Egyptian.
  • Zulfi Hoxha – “Abu Hamza al-Amriki” (born ), senior commander and recruiter, active in Syria and Iraq (since ), Albanian-American.
  • Maxime Hauchard – France
  • Abu Fatma – Mosul, Currently hiding in Turkey
  • Ahlam al-Nasr, propagandist (poet by profession), Syrian.
  • Mawlavi Habib Ur Rahman – successor to Qari Hekmat in the north of Afghanistan
  • Abu Nuh – (ISIS figure)

Foreign ISIS

  • Mubarak Mohammed al-Otaibi, Syria-based deputy leader of operations in Saudi Arabia.
  • Abdul Qadir Mumin, leader of the Islamic State in Somalia
  • Abu Habib al-Libi, senior Libyan leader, served in both Iraq and Libya
  • Muhammad Sholeh Ibrahim, Indonesian leader
  • Abu Bilal al-Harbi, governor of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Yemen Province
  • Abubakar Shekau, Leader of ISIL West Africa Province
  • Abu Osama al-Masri, Leader of ISIL Sinai Province
  • Abu al-Baraa el-Azdi (Governor in ISIL “Province” of Eastern Libya)
  • Abu Fatima al-Jaheishi (Governor of ‘South and Central Euphrates’ region)

Former leaders

  • Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (founder; killed in )
  • Abu Ayyub al-Masri
  • Abu Abdullah al-Rashid al-Baghdadi
  • Al-Nasser Lideen Allah Abu Suleiman (head of military shura; killed in February )
  • Haji Bakr (Strategic head and top deputy in Syria, killed in )
  • Abu Abdulrahman al-Bilawi (Head of Military Shura, killed in )
  • Abu Mohannad al-Sweidawi (Member of Military Shura; killed in November )
  • Abu Sayyaf (senior leader overseeing ISIL’s gas and oil operations, killed in May )
  • Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali (also known as Abu Muslim al-Turkmani, deputy leader in charge of Iraq; killed on August )
  • Abu Nabil al Anbari (Leader of ISIL in Libya, killed in an air strike in November )
  • Abu Saleh, senior Iraqi leader
  • Mullah Abdul Rauf (Deputy Leader of Wilayat Khorasan; killed in )
  • Abdul Rahim Muslim Dost (Recruiter for Wilayat Khorasan, left in )
  • Abu Atheer Amr al-Absi (governor of Aleppo province and coordinator of the Islamic State’s media operations, killed in March )
  • Abu Ala al-Afri (also known as Abu Ali al-Anbari, Deputy leader of ISIL, killed in March )
  • Abu Waheeb (commander in Al Anbar, Iraq; killed in May )
  • Abu Omar al-Shishani (field commander in Syria, killed in July )
  • Abu Wardah Santoso, senior leader in Sulawesi, Indonesia (killed in July )
  • Hafiz Saeed Khan, (Leader of ISIL Khorasan Province, killed in July )
  • Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, (official spokesperson and senior leader, killed in August )
  • Rustam Asildarov, (Leader of ISIL North Caucausus Province, killed in December )
  • Abu Jandal al-Kuwaiti, (second-in-command in Syria, killed in December )
  • Ahmad Abousamra (chief editor of Dabiq, killed in al-Thawrah, Syria in January )
  • Zainuri Kamaruddin (Malaysian commander of Katibah Nusantara, killed in Raqqa in January )
  • Abdul Haseeb Logari, (governor of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant – Khorasan Province, killed in April in US special forces raid)
  • Turki al-Binali, (Bahraini Islamic scholar & top religious adviser, killed in May in Raqqa, Syria)
  • Lavdrim Muhaxheri, (Albanian commander, killed in June in Syria)
  • Abu Khattab al-Tunisi, (third-highest ranking commander in Syria, killed in June in Raqqa)
  • Isnilon Hapilon (leader of Abu Sayyaf/ISIL “Province” of the Philippines, killed in Marawi, Philippines on October )
  • Bahrun Naim, (Indonesian commander, killed in Ash Shafa, Syria on June )
  • Mohamed Mahmoud – “Abu Usama al-Gharib”, (Egyptian-Austrian Leader, Killed in Syria on November )
Other personnel
  • Abdul Hadi Daghlas (Al-Zarqawi’s top Lieutenant, killed in )
  • Abu Anas al-Shami (Strategist, and Al-Zarqawi’s adviser, killed in )
  • Abu Azzam
  • Abu Omar al-Kurdi [captured]
  • Abdul Hadi al-Iraqi [captured]
  • Sheik Abd-Al-Rahman
  • Hamid Juma Faris Jouri al-Saeedi [captured]
  • Abu Yaqub al-Masri
  • Haitham al-Badri
  • Khaled al-Mashhadani [captured]
  • Mahir al-Zubaydi
  • Mohamed Moumou
  • Huthaifa al-Batawi
  • Abu Usamah al-Maghrebi, (military commander, killed in March )
  • Douglas McCain (killed in August )
  • Abu Jurnas (Mosul Governor, killed in December )
  • Hassan Saeed Al-Jabouri (replacement Mosul Governor, killed in )
  • Ali Awni al-Harzi (killed in June )
  • Maher Meshaal, Saudi nasheed singer
  • Tariq bin al-Tahar bin al-Falih al-‘Awni al-Harzi (emir of suicide bombers, fundraiser killed in June )
  • Ahmed al-Ruwaysi (killed in Sirte, Libya in )
  • Selim Suleiman al-Haram (a leader of Egypt branch, killed in )
  • Junaid Hussain (recruiter and hacker, killed in August )
  • Mohammed Emwazi, nicknamed “Jihadi John” (participant in beheading videos; killed November near Raqqa in US air strike)
  • Neil Prakash (Australian ISIS recruiter, captured in )
  • Abu al-Harith (Sudanese ISIS preacher and leader of Sirte branch, killed in Sirte, Libya in June )
  • Abu Muhammad al-Furqan (ISIS information minister, killed in September in Raqqa)
  • Abu Anas al-Iraqi (Finance chief of ISIS, killed in a Delta Force raid at Dez ez-Zor in January )
  • Ridvan Haqifi (–), commander and recruiter, active in Syria and Iraq, Kosovo Albanian. Killed on February .
  • Fawaz Muhammad Jubayr al-Rawi (Facilitator, killed in a US airstrike at Abu Kamal on June )
  • Sally-Anne Jones – “Umm Hussain al-Britani” (–), recruiter, British. Killed in June .
  • Akhmed Chatayev (–), trainer and organizer of activity against Russian diplomatic missions, Chechnyan. Killed on November in Tbilisi by Georgian security.
  • Abu Natheer al-Muhajir – (deputy emir of the Salahuddin State, killed on November )
  • Abu Omer – (Senior Executioner, Captured in January )
  • Denis Cuspert – “Abu Talha al-Almani” (–), German recruiter active since . Killed in Gharanij, Syria on January .
  • “The Beatles”, hostage torturers and executioners, British.
  • Ismail al-Eithawi – (Top aide to Baghdadi, captured in February )
  • Mohammed Haydar Zammar (captured in March )
  • Qari Hekmat – (High-ranking commander of IS’s Afghan franchise in the northern province of Jowzjan, killed on April )
  • Nasser Abu Zaqul – (Central Sinai commander of the Islamic State, killed on April )
  • Abu Huzaifa al-Kanadi – (Canadian IS recruit, returned to Canada in )
  • Abu Huzeifa Al-Iraqi – (High-ranking IS commander, killed in April )
  • Abu Walid al-Shishany – (close aid and right-hand man to Baghdadi, killed on April )
  • Fehed el-Sacir – (Senior Executioner, Captured in Turkey in April )
  • Qari Zahid – (Key Islamic State commander also known as Perai, killed on April )
  • Saleh Nasser Fadhl al-Bakshi – (Senior Islamic State commander; also known as the “Prince” for the Aden area; killed on April )
  • Bahrumsyah – (Senior South-Asian commander and highest ranking Indonesian to fight with the IS; reported killed in April )
  • Khaled al-Loweizi – (IS member, arrested on May )
  • Saddam al-Jammal – (Deputy ISIL governor of their Euphrates province, captured on May )
  • Mohammed al-Qadeer – (Top IS commander, captured on May )
  • Omar al-Karbouli – (Top IS commander, captured on May )
  • Essam al-Zawbai – (Top IS commander, captured on May )
  • Mufti Nemat – (Leading ISIL commander in northern Afghanistan, surrendered on August )
  • Mahad Moalim – (Senior Islamic State commander in Somalia, killed on October 2018 )

The Islamic State (ISIS) regularly Published a glossy propaganda magazine called Rumiyah. Earlier editions of Dabiq are listed below Rumiyah

Issues can be downloaded by clicking cover or going here: https://rinj.org/documents/Rumiyah/

# Date (Hijri) Date Pgs Freq
1 Dhul-Hijjah 1437 5 Sept 2016 38
2 Muharram 1438 4 Oct  2016 38 29
3 Shawwal 1438 11 Nov  2016 46 38
4 Rabi al-Awwal 1438 7 Dec 2016 40 26
5 Rabi al-Akhir 1438 6 Jan 2017 44 31
6 Jumada al-awwal 1438 4 Fe  2017 44 29
7 Jumada al-akhirah 1438 7 Mar 2017 38 31
8 Rajab 1438 4 Ap  2017 48 28
9 Sha’ban 1438 4 May 2017 58 43
10 Ramadan 1438 17 June 2017 46 31
11 Shawwal 1438 13 July 2017 60 26
12 Dhu al-Qidah 1438 6 Aug  2017 46 26
13 Dhul-Hijjah 1438 9 Sept  2017 44 34

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  1. http://shahamat-english.com/ Afghanistan ISIS Web Site
  2. Women of the Islamic State
  3. ISIS Sex slave Fatwa The-RINJ-Foundation-ISIS-Sex-Slaves_Fatwa

Islamic State Caliphate Dabiq Series of Publications

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0 – Rumiyah Isis Magazine 11th Issue Pdf
Rumiyah-ISIS-Magazine-11th-issue.pdf – 60423 kb
1 – Rumiyah Isis Magazine 12th Issue Pdf
Rumiyah-ISIS-Magazine-12th-issue.pdf – 52263 kb
2 – Rumiyah Isis Magazine 13th Issue Pdf
Rumiyah-ISIS-Magazine-13th-issue.pdf – 30464 kb
3 – Rumiyah Isis Magazine 1st Issue Pdf
Rumiyah-ISIS-Magazine-1st-issue.pdf – 18038 kb
4 – Rumiyah Isis Magazine 2nd Issue Pdf
Rumiyah-ISIS-Magazine-2nd-issue.pdf – 32774 kb
5 – Rumiyah Isis Magazine 3rd Issue Pdf
Rumiyah-ISIS-Magazine-3rd-issue.pdf – 22233 kb
6 – Rumiyah Isis Magazine 4th Issue Pdf
Rumiyah-ISIS-Magazine-4th-issue.pdf – 47913 kb
7 – Rumiyah Isis Magazine 5th Issue Pdf
Rumiyah-ISIS-Magazine-5th-issue.pdf – 34460 kb
8 – Rumiyah Isis Magazine 6th Issue Pdf
Rumiyah-ISIS-Magazine-6th-issue.pdf – 47284 kb
9 – Rumiyah Isis Magazine 7th Issue Pdf
Rumiyah-ISIS-Magazine-7th-issue.pdf – 24772 kb
10 – Rumiyah Isis Magazine 8th Issue Pdf
Rumiyah-ISIS-Magazine-8th-issue.pdf – 16628 kb
11 – Rumiyah Isis Magazine 9th Issue Pdf
Rumiyah-ISIS-Magazine-9th-issue.pdf – 49198 kb
12 – Rumiyah Isis Magazine 10th Issue Pdf
Rumiyah-ISIS-magazine-10th-issue.pdf – 42943 kb
13 – Rumiyah Issue Seven Pdf
Rumiyah-issue-seven.pdf – 24772 kb
14 – Rumiyh Isis Magazine 2nd Issue Pdf
Rumiyh-ISIS-Magazine-2nd-issue.pdf – 32774 kb