Abu Suleiman al-Naser

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Al-Nasser Lideen Allah Abu Suleiman
Abu Suleiman ISIS.jpg
Native name أبو سليمان الناصر
Born Neaman Salman Mansour al Zaidi
Died February 24, 2011
Hīt, Iraq
Other names Al-Nasser Lideen Allah Abu Suleiman
Abu Ibrahim al-Ansari
Abu Ibrahim al-Zaidi
Abu Ibrahim Nu'man
Military career

Flag of Jihad.svg Al-Qaeda (unknown–2011)

Years of service Unknown–2011
Rank ISI War Minister[1][2]
(April 2010–February 2011)
Battles/wars Iraq War

Nu'man Salman Mansour al-Zaidi (Arabic: نعمان سلمان منصو الزيدي‎), also known as Al-Nasser Lideen Allah Abu Suleiman[1](Arabic: أبو سليمان الناصر‎), was the military commander or "War Minister" of the militant group Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) during the Iraq War.[1]

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".[3] He is reported to have been a detainee at Camp Bucca prison,[4] and served as the ISI's leader in Anbar Province under the nom de guerre Abu Ibrahim al-Ansari.[5]

Iraqi security forces killed Suleiman on February 24, 2011, in the city of Hīt, west of Baghdad.[1] However, ISI denied his death four days later.[6] Despite this, ISI leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and ISI spokesman Abu Mohammed al-Adnani confirmed his death in August 2011.[7][8]

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.[9][10]