Abu Ahmad al-Alwani

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] He was a former member of the Iraqi Army under Saddam Hussein.[1]

Waleed Jassem al-Alwani
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

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.[3][4]


  1. "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. "Most of Islamic State's leaders were officers in Saddam Hussein's Iraq". Washington Post.
  4. Coles, Isabel; Parker, Ned (11 December 2015). "How Saddam's fighters help Islamic State rule". Reuters.
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