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Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis

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Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis
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Full Name Jamal Ja'far al-Tamimi
Epithet al-Muhandis
Well-known As Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis
Religious Affiliation Shia Islam
Birth 1954
Place of Birth Basra
Martyrdom January 3, 2020
Cause of Martyrdom US drone attack near Baghdad Airport
Burial Place Wadi al-Salam cemetery in Najaf.
Notable roles Deputy of the commander of al-Hashd al-Sha'bi

Abū Mahdī al-Muhandis (Arabic: أبو مهدي المهندس) was deputy of the commander of al-Hashd al-Sha'bi of Iraq. He was a member of Islamic Da'wa Party and Supreme Council in this country. He was one of the founders of Kata'ib Hizb Allah and al-Hashd al-Sha'bi and was one of the most influential Iraqi commanders in ousting ISIS from Iraq. Abu Mahdi was martyred along with Qasem Soleimani on January 3, 2020 by a US drone near Baghdad Airport.

Biography

Jamal Ja'far al-Tamimi, well-known as Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis was born in Basra in 1954 to an Iraqi father and an Iranian mother. He entered University of Technology in Baghdad in 1973 and received his bachelor's degree in civil engineering. He continued his education in the field of political sciences and later received his PhD. He also studied elementary hawza lessons in Basra in the school of Ayatollah Sayyid Muhsin al-Hakim.

Martyrdom

US had placed Abu Mahdi on its list of terrorists since 2009. On Jan 3, 2020 and following a US drone attack, he was martyred along with Qasem Soleimani and a number of others near Baghdad Airport. Their bodies were taken to al-Kadhimiyya, Karbala, Najaf, Ahwaz, Mashad, Tehran and Qom. Abu Mahdi had a funeral in Basra and then buried in Wadi al-Salam cemetery in Najaf.

Public demonstrations were held in some countries including Bahrain, Yemen, Kashmir and Pakistan to condemn the assassination of Abu Mahdi and Sulaymani.

Political and Military Activities

Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis joined Islamic Dawa Party in early 1970s. When he became a wanted man, he had no choice but to leave Iraq. First he went to Kuwait then entered Iran. He became a member of Supreme Council of Iraq in 1985.

Abu Mahdi joined Badr Army in 1983 and was appointed as its commander in 2002. He was in charge of an attempt on Tariq Aziz, Iraq's foreign minister under Saddam Hussain. Abu Mahdi was one of the founders of Kata'ib Hizb Allah in Iraq. Following the establishment of al-Hashd al-Sha'bi in Iraq, he was appointed as the deputy of its commander. However, as experts state, he was considered as the main commander of al-Hashd al-Sha'bi in the battlefield. He played a key role in the planning and implementation of the operation to oust ISIS from Iraq.

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