Haitham al-Badri

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Haitham Sabah Shaker Mohammed al-Badri (Arabic: هيثم صباح شاكر محمد البدري‎‎, died August 2007) was a commander of Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) in Salahuddin Province[1] who reportedly masterminded the 2006 al-Askari Mosque bombing which substantially damaged the Shiite mosque and set off a wave of retaliatory violence by the Shiites against other Moslems. He was a former Iraqi government official under Saddam Hussein and following the US-led invasion, was a member of Army of Ansar al-Sunna (Jamaat Ansar al-Sunnah). Badri was killed in a US airstrike east of Samarra on August 2, 2007.[2][3]


  1. ^ Fernando Reinares, Bruce Hoffman (28 October 2014). The Evolution of the Global Terrorist Threat: From 9/11 to Osama bin Laden's Death. Columbia University Press. p. 437. ISBN 9780231537438. 
  2. ^ "Iraqi Led Bombing of Shiite Shrine, Official Says". The New York Times. 28 June 2006. 
  3. ^ "Al Qaeda No. 2 in Iraq Captured". Los Angeles Times. 4 September 2006.