Abu Abdul Rahman

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Sheik Abu Abdul Rahman (Arabic: أبو عبدالرحمن العراقي) (died June 7, 2006), also Sheik Abd-Al-Rahman, was an Iraqi Canadian alleged to have led insurgent forces in "the most disciplined, intense attacks from insurgency forces" in the November 2006 Battle of Turki.

Abu Abdul Rahman moved to Turki in 1995, after marrying a woman from the city.[1]

Abu Abdul Rahman began calling himself al-Iraqi and a "deputy emir" of the insurgency when he posted online stating that the Iraqi mujahideen were entering the "threshold of a new stage in this war." On May 11, 2005 he stated;

The Crusader propaganda apparatus continues to lie and deny. They deny the shooting down of their helicopters, well, our videos are on the way, and when the videos are shown to the entire world, the American military commanders ought to be compelled to explain their lies.[2]

Some sources have suggested he led a "Martyrs Brigade" in Iraq, at the request of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.[3]

Rahman unwittingly led U.S. intelligence to al-Zarqawi and was killed along with him, on June 7th, 2006.[4][5]


  1. ^ Wong, Edward. New York Times, "Some Fighters in Iraq Adopt New Tactics to Battle U.S.", November 24, 2006
  2. ^ Berner, Brad K. (October 9, 2006). The World According to Al Qaeda. Peacock Books. p. 103. ISBN 978-8124801147. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  3. ^ Hafez, Mohammed (July 23, 2007). Suicide Bombers in Iraq: The Strategy and Ideology of Martyrdom. United States Institute of Peace. p. 54. ISBN 978-1601270047. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  4. ^ McIntyre, Jamie; Starr, Barbara; Schuster, Henry; Habib, Randa (June 8, 2006). "'Painstaking' operation led to al-Zarqawi". CNN. Retrieved 12 December 2016. 
  5. ^ Gordon, Craig (June 9, 2006). "Death of a Terrorist Leader / HOW AIDE'S BETRAYAL DOOMED AL-ZARQAWI / HOW THEY GOT HIM: Inside tip identified his spiritual adviser, who unwittingly aided search". SF Gate. Retrieved 12 December 2016.