Abu Wahib Shakir al-Fahdawi (Islamic State / ISIS) -- INDIVIDUAL PROFILE

Shakir Wahiyib is known as the fearless executioner for the ISIS. Known to ISIS fighters as the “Desert Lion,” Wahiyib appears in jihadist videos executing victims without hiding his face. ISIS fighters tend to keep their faces masked to minimise identification that could be used to track them down. The leader of the ISIS, Abu-Bakr al-Baghdadi, is reported to use disguises when engaging with ISIS members. Wahiyib, however, appears in numerous photos and videos without any disguise.  This could be an ISIS propaganda strategy to portray the organisation with a “real face of terror”. Iraq has put a $50,000 bounty on his head.Photos: Dates Unknown: Photos of Shakir WahiyibFor More on Inside Two Major Leaders: Omar Shishani and Abu Wahib Shakir al-FahdawiTRAC profiles The Rising Star of the Islamic State (ISIS) : Sunni Terrorist Abu Wahib Shakir al-Fahdawi leader of Ussud Al-Anbar BrigadePreviously unseen image of Abu Wahib shared on Telegram 30 January 2016

Abu Wahib Shakir al-Fahdawi (Islamic State / ISIS) -- INDIVIDUAL PROFILE, also known as Desert Lion, Abu Wahib Shakir al-Fahdawi , Bare Faced Killer, Nausayri Hunter, Teacher of the Nausayris, Shakir Wahiyib is an active group.
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