Axe-Wielding ‘Iraqi Rambo’ Back Fighting ISIS In Dramatic New Video

by : Tom Percival on : 09 Jun 2016 11:22


Daesh fighter across the so-called caliphate will be sleeping with one eye open tonight after the news broke that their worst nightmare the ‘Iraqi Rambo’ had returned. 

The Daily Star reports that the ‘jihadi slayer’ Abu Azrael has joined the fight to retake the city of Fallujah from the so-called Islamic State.


The revered solider was infamous in Iraq for his brutal attacks on Daesh fighters and his iconic axe which he carried into battle.

The fighter is infamous in the region and allegedly mutilated the remains of a jihadi he had burned to death, warning: ‘ISIS this will be your fate, we will cut you like shawarma’.


Abu Azrael, which roughly translates to ‘The Angel of Death’, is supposedly the leader of a Shi’ite militia, the Imam Ali Brigade, a group fighting Islamic State in Iraq.


The Star claims however that the giant fighters swapped his blade for something a bit more modern appearing on camera shooting the jihadi’s front line with a machine gun as the terror group’s grip on the city weakens.

The militia man’s fighting prowess isn’t all he’s famed for he’s also apparently got a grim sense of humour and seems to take pleasure in teasing his enemies.

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Azrael’s been caught on camera taunting Daesh fighters over a walkie-talkie taken from a prisoner and also randomly stealing a teapot from a captured ISIS base.


The Imam Ali Brigade’s champion has a rather mysterious past with some saying he’s a 40-year-old former university lecturer and bizarrely Iraq’s national taekwondo champion.

The reappearance of the Iraqi Rambo comes as the so-called Islamic State’s grip on their Fallujah stronghold weakens as government troops assault the city.


This is the largest military battle Daesh has ever fought and it’s thought that their resistance is faltering as the Western-backed government army besieges the city.


It’s also being reported that close to 4,000 civilians have left the city as it’s believed the jihadi organisation has been trying to use civilians as human shields.

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Tom Percival

More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism. Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV. He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.

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    ISIS’ worst nightmare as axe-wielding 'Iraqi Rambo’ returns to slay jihadis