Terrorist group «Islamic state» claims to have destroyed the most famous Shiite militants in Iraq. Ayub Faleh al-Rubaie. Implacable opponent of Sunnis, known as the «Iraqi Rambo», personally killed about 1,500 jihadists.
Al-Rubaie preferred to be called «Abu Azrael» in honor of the angel of death. About 40-year-old commander of grouping «the Brigade of Imam Ali», very little was known. Before becoming a militant, he won the championship of Iraq’s Taekwondo. According to some reports, he also taught at the University.
Both supporters and opponents noted the fury with which «the angel of death» went into battle. He preferred to use melee weapons in the first place – axe. All this turned him into a symbol of the armed struggle against the Sunni jihadistan.
Widely known was a video where al-Rubaie with a machete cut pieces of flesh from the body of Sunni militants, issuing a statement: «the Islamic state sent the best fighters, and that’s how it ended. Send new we and Shawarma will do».
The IG reported that al-Rubaie was killed at home. During the battle, he personally killed 14 of the attackers. In a battle also killed six Shiite militants.