Iraqi Army Captures Notorious Daesh Commander Sadam Al-Jamal

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The Iraqi army captured Saddam al-Jamal, known as Saddam al-Rakhita, a senior Daesh Amni in Al-Bukamal, Deir Ezzor province, during an ambush in the Iraqi territory.


Who is Saddam Al Jamal?

His career began as a simple tribal man who worked in tobacco smuggling before the Syrian revolution. His career underwent drastic changes after 2011. He moved from a local commander during the beginning to a senior commander in the Free Syrian Army.


Saddam is a character surrounded by many questions and controversies and reflects the nature and background of some of those who belong to a hasty organization and how they have changed from simple ordinary figures to ruthless leaders who practice the worst forms of murder.

Birth and birth:

Saddam was born in the Syrian city of Al-Bukamal, east of Deir Ezzor province on the Syrian-Iraqi border in 1978, to a poor family of nine. His father owns a shop in the market in the center of the city.


He studied elementary, middle and high school in Al-Bukamal schools. He stopped studying after obtaining the Industrial Baccalaureate degree. After leaving school, he worked with his father in the hardware store, then left work and began selling “corn” in the city for a while, but he stopped and began working in smuggling products  from Iraq to Syria.

The  geographic location of Al-Bukamal on the Syrian-Iraqi border, the state of insecurity and chaos experienced by Iraq after the US invasion, and the presence of relatives of  Al-Jamal in the Iraqi side opposite to the city helped him in smuggling tobacco, the most active smuggled materials at that time


Jamal was subjected to arrest by the Assad regime several times and for varying periods, but he returned to his work every time after his release from prison.

At that time, Saddam al-Jamal had no political affiliation. He was not very religious as he drank alcohol, according to many of his town’s people.

In the Syrian revolution

With with the break out of the Syrian revolution in 2011, Saddam Hussein joined it by participating in protests in Al Bukamal, for which he was arrested several times by Assad security members on charges of inciting people to protest.

With the beginning of the signs of the militarization of the revolution, Saddam was one of the first to take up arms against the Assad regime in Deir Ezzor province. He partook in the assassination of some regime officers and members of the security branch in Al-Bukamal. At the beginning of the eighth month of 2011, the Assad forces stormed the aforementioned city, forcing Saddam al-Jamal and many fighters out of it, pushing them to retreat to the town of Qouriya, east of Deir Ezzor.

After months of working with the battalion of “Allah Akbar”, Saddam separated from it and returned to the city of Albuqamal and formed a brigade of “Allah Akbar”, who carried out military operations in the city and its surroundings against the Assad forces, and began its military growth so that together with a group of factions, From the city of Albuqmal and Al-Hamdan military airport in 2012. The strength of the camel and its military faction has been increased by the seizure of many weapons and equipment and its control of oil wells in the region.

After the control of Albuqmal, Saddam joined the group of the “descendants of the Prophet” led by Maj. Maher al-Nuaimi. He became the general commander of the group in the eastern region. He joined the group in several battles in the eastern suburb of Deir Al-Ghazal. He then went to fight outside Deir al- In the area of the Milibia and the Arab and other areas.

After the conference “Antalya” in Turkey at the end of 2012 to unite a number of armed factions was selected Saddam Jamal in an advanced position is Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff in the Eastern Province.

At that stage, al-Jamal received considerable military and financial support. Because of his relationship with the chief of staff, the “Front of Victory” accused him of engaging in an alliance against it. Following this dispute, the Nasserist Front blew up the house of Saddam al-Jamal and assassinated his younger brother Amer, and then his second brother killed a letter in mysterious circumstances.

Saddam began hiding, fearing the “victory front”. Many of his friends confirmed that he was in the town of Qouriya in the eastern suburb of Deir al-Azur, with direct protection from the Qaqaa Brigade, which links him with his leader, Mahmoud al-Matar, as a bond of friendship and friendship.

Here, he tried to organize a crowd, entering the line, taking advantage of the hostility between the camel and the “victory front”, to win the camel to its ranks, especially after the latter promised the “Shariah Board” and “Front Nasra”, revenge them to kill his brothers and blow up his home.

The attempt by the Front of Victory to arrest him pushed Saddam al-Jamal to disappear. His news has been absent since mid-2013, and after months of absence Saddam Hussein appeared at the end of 2013 in a broadcast broadcast by a sympathetic organization that shows him the recognition of the relationship between the General Staff and the Free Army factions. These factions talked about meetings held to support military operations at the level of the eastern provinces of Syria, to strengthen the free army and try to curtail the Islamic factions, in preparation for disposal in later periods.

After this appearance, al-Jamal and his associates, a member of the “Allah Akbar” brigade, pledged allegiance to a preacher organization and was appointed as a military commander in the ranks of the organization.

After the start of the dispute between the factions of the Free Army and the Islamic battalions with the organization of Daash, and the expulsion of the organization from the province of Deir Ghazur fully in 2014, the camel went out with elements of the organization

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