News Brief 9/4/2013, Elul 29, 5773
The New Face of Al Qaeda in Iraq
A new face of Al Qaeda in Iraq has risen to the forefront, Iraqi officials say. 27-year-old Shaker Wahiyib al-Fahdawi is the most “dangerous and cunning” terrorist today.
The Clarion Project, a news site focusing on radical Islam, reported on Monday that the most wanted Al Qaeda terrorist is even more extreme than Al Qaeda’s former leader in Iraq, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, infamously known for his cruelty and attacks on Shiite Muslims.
Fahdawi rose to notoriety after a video recently emerged depicting the execution of three Syrian truck drivers on a highway in western Iraq on July 22.