27 year old Shaker Wahiyib al-Fahdawi a new face of evil.
al-Fahdawi is the leader of Ussud Al-Anbar (Anbar Lions), a Jihadist group affiliated to the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria, Al-Qaeda’s front group in Iraq
Analyst report that “He forms part of the new generation of terrorist, representing some of Al-Qaeda’s former figures like Abu Musab Zarqawi, but even more extremist.”
Recently he was recorded executing Syrian truck drivers on an open highway in Iraq. Unlike other extremist who cover their faces, al-Fahdawi chooses not to cover his and exhibits no fear of being identified
was previously detained by US security forces at southern Iraq’s Camp Bucca, before being sentenced to death and imprisoned in Salaheddin province in the north.
After escaping from jail last year, Fahdawi went on the run. But in recent months he has attracted increasing public attention. In March, Fahdawi appeared in online videos reading a poem at a demonstration in Fallujah, after anti-government protests first erupted in his native Anbar province three months earlier.
Authorities have since pinned the blame on him for a myriad of terror-related offences, with security officials in Anbar province placing a $50,000 bounty on his head. Little progress in bringing him to justice appears to have been made.
Just two months after footage emerged of him at the protest in Fallujah, Fahdawi was accused of leading militants in kidnapping 16 policemen along the Iraq-Jordan highway in Anbar province, leaving 12 of them dead and four wounded.