Manaf Abd al-Rahim al-Rawi

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Manaf Abd al-Rahim al-Rawi
مناف عبد الرحيم الراوي
Died (2013-04-01)April 1, 2013
Nationality Iraqi
Known for Terrorism & al-Qaeda in Iraq

Manaf Abd al-Rahim al-Rawi (Arabic: مناف عبد الرحيم الراوي) (died April 1, 2013) was a senior Iraqi leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), acting as its "governor" for Baghdad province.[1]

Al-Rawi was arrested on March 11, 2010 by Iraqi security forces.[2] Iraqi government sources claimed al-Rawi was responsible for planning multiple-vehicle bombings in Baghdad.[3] Under interrogation, he reportedly gave authorities information which led to the killing of the group's top two leaders, Abu Ayyub al-Masri and Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, in April 2010.[4][5][6] He was later convicted of terrorism and was executed on April 1, 2013.[7]


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  7. ^ Tawfeeq, Mohammed (1 April 2013). "4 al Qaeda leaders executed in Iraq; parliament wants to discuss security". CNN. Retrieved 18 May 2015.