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Al-Haj Abdullah Qardash – known as Hajji Abdullah al-Afari (from the Uraqi border town with Syria Tel Afar ) or “The Professor” is an Iraqi Turkman born in Tal Afar in the mid 70s, is a former Iraqi senior military officer who once served under late leader Saddam Hussein like many other senior figures in ISIS . Abdullah Qardash was jailed in 2003–2004 by the US authorities with Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in Camp Bucca, a detention facility in Basra.

Haji Abdullah Qardash became one of the omer circle lieutenants of since Camp Bocca common time. Haji Abdullah Qardash was earlier a religious commissar in Al Qaeda before joining the Islamic State. Haji Abdullah Qardash was also a confidante of Abu Alaa al-Afri, Baghdadi’s previous deputy, who was killed in a US helicopter gun raid in 2016.

There were confirmed reports that Qardash may have died in 2017.

Abdullah Qardash al-Afari was said to have been nominated by Abu Bakar al Baghdadi in 08/2019 to run ISIS

Ultimately, ISIS chose Abu Ibrahim al-Qurayshi to replace Baghdadi, and Abu Hamza al-Qarashi to succeed Muhajir (  Mostafa Mahamed Farag ) in an audio message released on 10/31/2019. There are speculations that the unknown Abu Ibrahim al-Hashemi al-Qurayshi could be another nom de guerre for Haji Abdullah Qardash al-Afari.





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