Abdullah Abu Azzam al-Iraqi

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Abdallah Najim Abdallah Muhammad al-Juwari, also known as Abdullah Abu Azzam al-Iraqi (About this sound pronunciation  AH-boo ah-ZAM[needs IPA] (died 25 September 2005), was a senior leader in Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI).


Born in Iraq, he originally joined AQI's predecessor, Jama'at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad, becoming an aide to its leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. He was reported to be the number two leader and "chief financier" in AQI, and was also known as the emir of Anbar.[1]

There was a reward of $50,000 offered for information leading to his death or capture; he was killed by the United States Army in a shootout in the Iraqi capital of Baghdad. According to army reports, he resisted arrest in an early morning raid.[2]


  1. ^ The Demise of Abu Azzam, The Long War Journal, 2005-09-26, accessed on 2008-10-01
  2. ^ http://archive.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=17203