Ussud Al-Anbar

Since the start of 2013, the intensity of attacks on civilians in Iraq dramatically increased targeting cafes and civilian destinations, as well as military facilities and checkpoints.  After escaped Al Muthana prison in central Baghdad Shaker Wahiyib al-Fahdawi became leader of Ussud Al-Anbar.  On Aug 25, 2013 a video was released of Shaker Wahiyib al-Fahdawi in Anbar province killing 3 truck drivers the press immediatly dubbed him "bare-faced killer" because he did not wish to cover his face during the video.  His other aliases both have references to "Nusayri"  which is a prominent mystical religious group centred in Syria who follow a branch of theTwelver school of Shia Islam.

Video

Video: 2013 Ussud Al-Anbar is seen in this video intercepting three trucks in Iraq heading to Syria. The three truck drivers, one of whom is from Tartous, are then questioned whether they’re Sunnis or Shiites (Shias). Then the hardline Wahhabi jihadist proceeds to ask them about the number of kneelings a Muslim is supposed to perform at dawn, noon, and evening prayers. After they apparently failed in answering correctly, they are taken and shot execution-style by the jihadists who, as usual, scream “Allahu Akbar!” with jubilation. The video ends with a statement threatening the “Armies of the Cross in Dabiq” to be burnt by the fire whose spark was ignited in Iraq. Dabiq is a town near Aleppo where the battle of Marj Dabiq took place on August 24, 1516, and it ended up in a decisive victory of the Ottoman Empire over the Mamluk Sultanate.

Ussud Al-Anbar, also known as Anbar Lions, Masked Army is an active group formed c. 2013.

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