Abu Abdullah al-Shafi'i

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Abu Abdullah al Shafi'i (real name Wirya Salih) was the leader of the Jund al Islam and the Ansar Al Sunna from early 2003 to 2010. He is a Kurdish veteran of jihad in Afghanistan and Chechnya.[1] On 3 May 2010, he was captured along with seven others and is being held in Baghdad Central Prison.[2]


  1. ^ Martin, Gus. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism, Second Edition. SAGE. p. 48. ISBN 9781412980166.
  2. ^ "Ansar al Islam leader Abu Abdullah al Shafi, moments after his capture". Long War Journal. 12 May 2010.