Al Adnani, From Cradle to Grave

Abdalaziz Alhamza “RBSS”

Abu Mohammad al-Adnani, “the global terrorist” as he is called by the United States, who became famous through his threats and statements, which affected many countries in the world. He was the second name in the international wanted list and was called Amir Al-Sham among ISIS fighters.
He was nominated as the official speaker for the terrorist group in the beginning of 2014. On the 5th of May 2015 the US announced a reward of five million dollars for any information about him.
Al Adnani was known by several names, his real name is Taha Sobhi Fallaha, and he was born in 1977 in Idleib suburbs and grew up in Binnish in a middle class and religious family and managed to memorize Quran in less than a year.
He was imprisoned three times in the State Security Branch in Syria in Jihadist accusations. He has started organizational work in 2000 following Al Qaeda’s leader in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, and moved to Iraq in the beginning of 2003 after the US invasion of Iraq.
Al Adnani was arrested by the American forces in Iraq, in the 31st of May 2005 using a fake name which is Yasir Khalaf Hussein Nazal Alrawi to be released after six years for not knowing his significance.
The American CIA revealed that the Paris attacks which were launched on 13th of November 2015 and the bombing in Burj Al Barajneh, Beirut were directly under the supervision of Abu Mohammad al-Adnani.
Al Adnani returned to the forefront again when he pledged allegiance to Al Baghdadi as the caliph for what is known as the Islamic State in Iraq and sham. He appeared in a video on the borders between Syria and Iraq declaring breaking the boundaries and the Sykes-Picot agreement.
He was sent to Syria in late 2011 as a head of a group belongs to the terrorist group which includes “Abu Mohammed Julani, Haji Bakr and Abu Ali Anbari under the name (Al Nusra Front).
The main role played by Al Adnani in Syria was being the spokesperson of ISIS along with being an observer over Al Nusra Front and its leader Abu Mohammad Al Julani. The reports sent by Al Adnani had doubted Al Julani’s loyalty, at the time; Al Julani used the policy of recruiting local fighters. In one of his reports, Al Adnani confirmed that he noticed many actions that are not compatible with Shariah rules and that Al Nusra leader, Al Julani had recruited fighters who did not have ISIS methodology such as Abu Maria Al Qahtany, the former Shariah forensic of Al Nusra in Deir El-zour.
After that, Al Baghdadi declared in an audio message that Al Nusra front follows The Islamic State in Iraq and revealed the new name (The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria). This announcement was the reason that lied behind the conflict between ISIS and Al-Qaeda.
After Ayman Al Zawahiri speech, in which he commanded ISIS to stay in Iraq and break the link between it and Al Nusra, Al Adnani declared that ISIS refuses Al Zawahiri’s commands and he confirmed that ISIS will stay as it was and he declared the slogan (Remain and expand). After that, Islamic opposition groups along with the Free Syrian Army factions launched military attacks over ISIS headquarters.
Al Adnani had learned by several jihadist sheiks who were known for their brutality and extremism, such as Abu Anas Al Shami, Abu Maisara Al Ghareeb and Abu Baker Al Baghdadi. Al Adnani also had written several books such as: Al Jihad Board and Fiqih Al Jihad which he wrote while he was in the US forces custody along with several other books that have been adopted as a methodology by ISIS fighters.
Al Adnani held several positions, before he was hired as ISIS spokesperson in 2013, such as: a military trainer in Hadithah camp in Iraq, the prince of Hadithah, a military trainer in Al Jazeera camp, the legitimate of the western sector in Anbar and the spokesperson of the Islamic State in Iraq.
On the seventh of January 2016, the Iraqi Army declared their failure in assassination Abu Mohammad Al Adnani after targeting him by an air strike in Haditha town in Anbar province, in this attempt Al Adnani was wounded and moved to Mosul for treatment.
In the 30th of August 2016 ISIS declared that Al Adnani was killed by an International Coalition air strike near Al Bab town in Aleppo eastern suburbs.

media activist from the city of Raqqa, student at the Faculty of Law at the University of the Euphrates. Director of the Media Office of Raqqa, founding member of "Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently", founding member of the documentary project of "Sound and Picture". I work in documenting violations committed by Assad's regime and ISIS group and extremist organizations inside the city of Raqqa, as I work in programming, design and visual media. I hold a certificate of coach in digital security, and a certificate of journalist coach, and a certificate in documenting violations against human rights, and a certificate in electronic advocacy. I underwent a training under the supervision of "Cyber-Arabs" in collaboration with the Institute for War and Peace "IWPR", about the management of electronic websites and leadership of advocacy campaigns, and a training of press photography under the supervision of the photojournalist "Peter Hove Olesen".

1 Comment

  1. Samsonia
    September 3, 2016 - 4:23 pm

    Thank you for you continued efforts in keeping the world informed!

    Also, how much of what ISIS says about this killing are we to believe?

    Again, thank you!


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