Abu Jandal al-Masri

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Abu Jandal al-Masri
Nickname(s)Abu Janad al-Masri
Allegiance Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Battles/warsSyrian Civil War

Abu Jandal al-Masri (Arabic: أبو جندل المصري‎) is an Egyptian who served as a senior official in Daesh.[1] It was reported on January 23, 2017, that he was appointed to replace Abu Ahmed al-Souri as the group's Chief of Information.

According to the American Enterprise Institute he was a competent military commander, prior to serving as Chief of Information.[2]

The Middle East Forum described him as a leader in the capture of the Mannagh Airbase.[3] They quoted a speech he gave, where he allegedly swore that Mujahideen fighters would "not leave a single Alawite alive in Syria."


  1. ^ Paul Antonopoulos (2017-01-23). "ISIS replaces Syrian leadership with foreigners in Raqqa". Al Masdar News. Archived from the original on 2019-04-16. Retrieved 2019-04-16. An Egyptian, known as Abu Jandal al-Masri, is now the Chief of Information in Raqqa, who has replaced the Syrian jihadist Abu Ahmed al-Souri at the supposed request of the ISIS supreme leader al-Baghdadi.
  2. ^ Kenneth Pollack (2019-03-27). "Why was ISIS successful?". American Enterprise Institute. Archived from the original on 2019-04-16. Retrieved 2019-04-16. As a result, some made for competent military commanders, such as Abu Jandal al-Masri (Egyptian) and Abu Huzayfa al-Yamani (Yemeni). Others may not have demonstrated the same military competence, but brought tremendous zeal with them instead.
  3. ^ "Muhajireen Battalions in Syria". Middle East Forum. Archived from the original on 2019-04-16. Retrieved 2019-04-16. In this video, the Liwa al-Fatah speaker identifies one Abu Jandal al-Masri (an Egyptian fighter) as a member of JMWA, equated with ISIS. Abu Jandal was the leading JMWA/ISIS operative behind the capture of Mannagh airbase.