AQI: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a militant Islamist from Jordan who ran a paramilitary training camp in Afgh. Formed al-Tawhid wal-Jihad in the 1990s, and led it until his death in June 2006. In late 2004 he joined AQ, and pledged allegiance to OBL. After this al-Tawhid wal-Jihad became known as AQ in Iraq (AQI), and was given the AQ title, "Emir of AQ in the Country of Two Rivers." Killed in a targeted killing by a Joint US force on June 7, 2006, while attending a meeting in an isolated…
Maniac who created ISIS: His barbarity was too much even for Al Qaeda
Finding Abu Musab al Zarqawi, the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq, had long been the U.S. military's top priority -- trumping even the search for Osama bin Laden. No brutality was spared in trying to squeeze intelligence from
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Joby Warrick’s new book explores the life of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the murderous tyrant behind all of the critical developments of ISIS. According to Warrick it began in a high-security prison in a godforsaken Jordanian desert, reserved for all of the Middle East's most dangerous terrorists who included many Palestinians.