Abu Suleiman al-Naser
Al-Nasser Lideen Allah Abu Suleiman
أبو سليمان الناصر
Neaman Salman Mansour
|Died||February 24, 2011|
|Other names||Al-Nasser Lideen Allah Abu Suleiman|
Abu Ibrahim al-Ansari
Abu Ibrahim Nu'man
|Allegiance|| Al-Qaeda (unknown–2011)
|Years of service||Unknown–2011|
|Rank||ISI War Minister|
(April 2010 – February 2011)
Nu'man Salman Mansour (Arabic: نعمان سلمان منصو الزيدي), also known as Al-Nasser Lideen Allah Abu Suleiman (Arabic: أبو سليمان الناصر), was the military commander or "War Minister" of the militant group Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) during the Iraq War.
Little is known about Suleiman. He succeeded Abu Ayyub al-Masri as Minister of War for the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) in April 2010, after al-Masri and ISI leader Abu Omar al-Baghdadi were killed in an operation by US and Iraqi forces in Tikrit. Suleiman's appointment was announced in a statement in which he used the nom de guerre Al-Nasser Lideen Allah Abu Suleiman, meaning "Defender of God's Religion, Father of Suleiman". He is reported to have been a detainee at Camp Bucca prison, and served as the ISI's leader in Anbar Province under the nom de guerre Abu Ibrahim al-Ansari.
Iraqi security forces killed Suleiman on February 24, 2011, in the city of Hīt, west of Baghdad. However, ISI denied his death four days later. Despite this, ISI leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and ISI spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani confirmed his death in August 2011.
A report by Al Jazeera's Center for Studies, and an analysis of ISIL's leadership structure by a purported insider, also confirmed that Suleiman had in fact been killed in 2011, and that following his death, the position of "War Minister" was replaced by a military council composed of former regime military officers under the leadership of Haji Bakr.
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