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Abu Hafs al-Urduni

Islamic International Peacekeeping Brigade Commander


Abu Hafs al-Urduni

Means of DeathHostile gunfire from Russian security forces3
Date of DeathNov. 26, 20063
Location of DeathKhasavyurt, Dagestan, Russia3
AffiliationIslamic International Peacekeeping Brigade1
SupervisorAbu Musab al-Zarqawi4
AffiliationAl-Qaeda in Iraq
Alternate Spelling(s)Abu Hafs, Abu Khavs, Abu Havs, Abu Hafs al-Urdani, Abu Hafs al Urduni
Narrative and Notes
  • Succeeded Abu Walid as leader of foreign fighters in Chechnya after Abu Walid was killed in 2004. Abu Hafs was reported killed in firefight in Dagestan on Nov. 26, 2006.
  • A graphic used as a part of U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell's Feb. 5, 2003, presentation to the United Nations regarding Iraq's ties to terrorism featured him prominently as a member of Zarqawi's network operating in Russia. Powell did not discuss Abu Hafs, however.1,3,4
  • Powell's graphic tied Abu Hafs to the British poison cell.4
    1 U.S. State Department. 'Country Reports on Terrorism.' 2005.
    2 Presumed from name.
    3 Mollayev, Arsen. 'Jordanian Chechen Chief Dies in Gunfight.' The Associated Press: Nov. 26, 2006.
    4 U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, presentation to the United Nations, Feb. 5, 2003.
    Photo: U.S. State Department
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