ISIS commander mocked online for ‘shawarma’ outfit
A picture showing the commander was shown next to a kebab rack by an anti-ISIS activist group
An Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighter in Iraq has been mocked by users of social media after a photo showed him wearing military camouflage that users likened to a shawarma - an popular Arab meat-filled sandwich.
A picture spread by anti-ISIS activist group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently showed Abu Wahib - a 28-year-old commander known for his portly appearance and signature monobrow – in unusual brown fatigues was shown next to a doner kebab rack.
The post quickly went viral online, with users reposting the content on microblogging site Twitter.
Abu Wahib is the commander of a militia known as the al-Anbar Lions, who control vast swathes of territory in central Iraq on behalf of ISIS.
Although he currently has a $500,000 bounty on his head, new photos of the commander regularly appear online.
Wahib was arrested for links to Al Qaeda in 2006, according to UK newspaper the Daily Mail.
Around the same time as ISIS chief and its self-appointed caliph, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Abu Wahib was held by U.S. forces at the Camp Bucca detention facility in southern Iraq until 2009, when he was sentenced to death and moved to Tikrit Central Prison in Saladin Province.
The following year Abu Wahib was filmed leading a group of fighters as they pulled over three trucks travelling through Iraqi desert, accusing the drivers of being Shia Muslims before executing them at the side of the road.