Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis

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Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis
أبو مهدي المهندس
Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in 2018
Deputy Chairman of Popular Mobilization Committee
Personal details
Jamal Jafaar Mohammed Ali Ebrahimi

Al Maqal, Basra Governorate, Iraq
Died3 January 2020(2020-01-03) (aged 65–66)
Baghdad Governorate, Iraq
NationalityIraq, Iran
Political partyIslamic Dawa Party
Military service
Allegiance Iran
Branch/service Popular Mobilization Forces

Jamal Jafaar Mohammed Ali Ebrahimi (Arabic: جمال جعفر محمد علي إبراهيمي, 1954 – 3 January 2020), known by the kunya Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis (Arabic: أبو مهدي المهندس), was an Iraqi-Iranian military commander. He headed the Popular Mobilisation Committee (Al-Hashd Al-Sha'abi). He was the commander of the Kata'ib Hezbollah militia.

He was accused of being a terrorist[1] over his activities in Kuwait in the 1980s. He was sentenced to death in absentia by a court in Kuwait for his involvement in 1983 Kuwait bombings.[2]

Muhandis was on the United States list of designated terrorists.[3]

He was killed by a US airstrike at the Baghdad International Airport on 3 January 2020 alongside Qasem Soleimani.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Iraqi Army still ineffective despite U.S. training". Newsweek. Reuters. 4 June 2016.
  2. Glanz, James; Santora, Marc (7 February 2007). "Iraqi lawmaker was convicted in 1983 bombings in Kuwait that killed 5". The New York Times. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
  3. Lawrence, John (26 May 2015). "Iraq Situation Report: May 23–25, 2015". understandingwar.org. Institute for the Study of War. Retrieved 27 May 2015. See paragraph 5 of the report.
  4. Hassan, Falih; Rubin, Alissa J.; Crowley, Michael (2020-01-02). "Iraqi TV Reports Strike Kills Powerful Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-01-03.