Abu Suleiman al-Naser
|Abu Suleiman al-Naser|
|Native name||أبو سليمان الناصر|
|Born||Neaman Salman Mansour al Zaidi
|Cause of death||Airstrike|
|Other names||Al-Nasser Lideen Allah Abu Suleiman
Abu Ibrahim al-Ansari
Abu Ibrahim al-Zaidi
Abu Ibrahim Nu'man
|Years of service||Unknown–2011|
|Rank||ISI War Minister
(April 2010–February 2011)
Abu Suleiman al-Naser (Arabic: أبو سليمان الناصر, Neaman Salman Mansour al Zaidi) was the military commander or "War Minister" of the militant group Islamic State of Iraq (ISI) during the Iraq War.
Little is known about Abu 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 claimed to have killed Suleiman in February 2011, in the city of Hīt, west of Baghdad. However, ISI denied his death a month 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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