Abu Deraa aka Ismail Al Lami

Abu Deraa is an Iraqi warlord who systemmatically massacred Sunnis to avenge Shiite deaths of Sunnis. His trademark method of killing is a drilling through his victims' skull. It is believed that Abu Deraa was a refugee who came to Sadr City from the southern marshes where he had worked as a fishmonger. During the rule of the Baath Party, Saddam Hussein drained the marshes and destroyed Shiite villages as punishment for their uprising after the first Gulf War. In 2006 the Islamic State of Iraq claimed responsibility for the killing of Abu Deraa on a road north of Baghdad but, according to US intelligence, Abu Deera fled to Iran, to evade capture in early 2007 and has since then commanded his forces from Iran.

Abu Deraa aka Ismail Al Lami, also known as Father of the Shield is a group formed c. 2006. It is not known if it's still active.
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