Ziad Khalaf Raja al-Karbouly

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Ziad Khalaf al-Karbouly (زياد خلف الكربولي; died 4 February 2015) a native of Al-Qa'im, was an Islamist[1] former Iraqi officer and the son of an Iraqi tribal sheikh of the Al-Karabla clan of the Dulaim.

Arrest and trial[edit]

He was captured by Jordanian intelligence officers in May 2006, and accused of being Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's assistant which Karbouly denied. Karbouly told the tribunal that he was “innocent”. He also disputed the prosecution’s version that he was captured inside Iraq in a joint operation of the Jordanian army and intelligence on 10 May. He told the tribunal that he was instead kidnapped “from Lebanon on May 6.”[2]

On 23 May 2006, he admitted that he had abducted and killed citizens from Jordan and Iraq, and had abducted two Moroccans in October 2005.[3][4]


He was sentenced to death, and along with failed suicide bomber Sajida Mubarak Atrous al-Rishawi, was hanged on 4 February 2015, expedited in retaliation for the burning of Royal Jordanian Air Force lieutenant Muath al-Kasasbeh by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Jordan Executes Two Prisoners to Avenge ISIS Murder of Pilot". NBC News. 
  2. ^ "Al-Qaeda’s Leader Denies Terror Charges in Jordan". arabnews.com. 
  3. ^ "Xinhua – English". xinhuanet.com. 
  4. ^ "Iraqi Customs Agent Arrested in Jordan Confesses to Al Qaeda Killings". Fox News.