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Sheikh Mansur

Al-Qaeda in Iraq Religious Leader


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Means of DeathHostile fire from U.S./coalition forces1
Date of DeathJune 16, 20061
Location of DeathYusifiyah, Iraq1
AffiliationAl-Qaeda in Iraq1
RoleReligious Leader1
SupervisorAbu Musab al-Zarqawi1
AffiliationAnsar al-Sunna1
Full Given NameMansur Sulayman Mansur Khalif al-Mashadani
Rough Age at Death361
Narrative and Notes
  • Sheikh Mansur received religious training in Jordan in the 1990s. While working for Ansar al-Islam and Ansar al-Sunnah, he was captured in Iraq in July 2004 but later released the following fall. He then joined al-Qaeda in Iraq and was believed to be "religious emir" of the organization at the time of his death.
  • He was killed attempting to flee from coalition forces. With him were Abu Tariq and a third person, also killed.1
    1 Multinational Force-Iraq press release, June 16, 2006.
    Photos (left to right): U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Defense
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