Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) chief and scariest executioner Man mountain Abu Sayyaf has been stabbed to death.
Abu Sayyaf died immediately after a group of unknown assailants ambushed and stabbed him severally in his car at al-Dawasa region, on the western side of Iraq.
Sayyaf was popular for his huge frame – which ISIS often showcased in their sick videos. The brutal executioner is also known for decapitating the heads of his victims and dumping them in a particular pit in the region of al-Khasafa.
Prior to his death, he beheaded over 100 people and was also said to be leading ISIS in the Nineveh State, where he was ambushed and killed.
An Iraqi journalist, Muhammad Yawar, described Abu Sayyaf as one of the scariest executioners in Nineveh.
“Abu Sayyaf was a reflection of the brutality of this terrorist group. He was known for his huge body and heavy arms. He was one of the renowned faces in the ISIS propaganda videos,” Yawar added.
Local media outlets also reported that another Isis killer accompanying the chief executioner was killed in the bloody attack.
Local media activist Abdullah al-Mallah explained: “He [Sayyaf] was found dead in the Dawassah district west of Mosul city in Nineveh Governorate on Sunday evening. The Isis-led Hisba Police was unable to identify the perpetrators.”
An ISIS branch in the Philippines synonymous with beheadings and kidnappings is also called ‘Abu Sayyaf’ – translated to mean the ‘father of swordsmith’.
Abu Sayyaf’s death brings the number of death in Western Mosul to two. Last Friday, reports had it that another executioner known for killing women was shot dead in Western Mosul.
Abu Abdel Rahman, reportedly used a meat cleaver to slaughter women. He was shot dead in ISIS’ stronghold by coalition forces.
A week ago, the Iraqi government forces, with the help of the US-led coalition force, rescued east Mosul from the hands of the extremist militant group.
However, some ISIS members are said to have been redeployed to the western part of the city.