In bad need of a (drone strike) complete makeover.
Unmasked: The public face of the ISIS terror army threatening to destroy Iraq
- Shakir Wahiyib appears on camera executing prisoners without disguise
- He referred to as the ‘Desert Lion’ by his supporters
- The hardline terrorist also interrogates prisoners during his films
- Videos show him with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades
- Warning: Graphic content
Referred to as the ‘Desert Lion’ by his supporters – he is the public face of the army threatening to destroy Iraq and is the chief executioner of the ISIS terror group.
Unlike many other commanders in the al-Qaeda linked organisation, Shakir Wahiyib appears on camera without covering his face.
Wahiyib has starred in several grotesque ISIS videos where he either interrogates or executes prisoners.
Shakir Wahiyib, centre, is unusual in the ISIS army that he will appear on camera without covering his face
Little is known about Wahiyib, however, his tribal surname – Fahdawi – suggests he is from the Anbar-based Albu Fahd tribe, known to US forces as one of the ‘sinister six’ that first allied with al-Qaeda after Saddam Hussein’s fall.
Wahiyib first gained notoriety through a chilling video which surfaced on jihadist websites last summer, showing him and his gang executing three Syrian lorry drivers who had been driving through ISIS territory in Anbar.
Wahiyib’s men have made significant gains in northern Iraq and are now marching on the capital Baghdad.
According to the Telegraph, Armoured convoys containing U.S.-trained soldiers – who mysteriously melted away in earlier confrontations – stormed towards the town of Balad, some 50 miles outside of the capital Baghdad.
The soldiers told of a gruelling fight with ‘crazy, ruthless’ militants who were determined to hold their recent gains even at the cost of their lives.
Over the past week ISIS made dramatic gains in the Sunni heartland north of Baghdad after overrunning Iraq’s second-largest city of Mosul on Tuesday.
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