Forgery: Alleged Circulars from the General Supervisory Committee

[Document on right]:

Islamic State
Caliphate on the Prophetic Methodology
General Supervisory Committee

No. 1003
Date: 1 May 2016

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

To: Wilayat al-Fallujah
Subject: Mobilising of forces

Praise be to God and prayers and peace and salutations be upon the Messenger of God and his family. As for what follows:

As-salam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuhu

The Almighty has said: ‘If you do not go forth, He will inflict a painful torment on you and replace you with a people and you will do no harm to Him and God is capable over everything’- (al-Tawba 39).

To the mujahideen muhajireen brothers God has blessed our state with tamkin but the news points to the undertaking of an attack on your city, the city of glory and dignity, at the hands of the Safavid Army and the sectarian Hashd. And we would like to explain to you the methods of withdrawal:

1. The muhajireen brothers of the leadership must return to the land of the Caliphate (the city of Mosul) then to Turkey and spend a period of leave permit there extended to one month while other assignments are received.

2. The fighting brothers of the muhajireen must return to the land of the Caliphate in the city of Mosul and rest in it until the issuing of instructions.


[Document on the left]:

Islamic State
Caliphate on the Prophetic Methodology
General Supervisory Committee

No. 685
Date: 26 March 2016 CE

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

To: all the wilayas
Subject: Reinforcements

Praise be to God and prayers and peace and salutations be upon the Messenger of God and his family. As for what follows:

As-salam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuhu:

After God blessed you with successive victories against the Rafidites in all the wilayas, you will be supplied with ammonium nitrate that will be received via the state of Qatar.

2. The receipt will be via the supplier of the wilaya in coordination with the general supplier and with speed in order to prolong the operations.

[Comment: there are numerous signs of forgery in these documents. First, the Gregorian dating is marked in an abbreviated form (with 2016 marked as 16) and no indication is given that this is Gregorian dating and no hint is given of the Hijri dating. In addition, by the time these documents were supposed to have been issued, the General Supervisory Committee had become the Delegated Committee. Moreover, the documents contain some familiar tropes of local Iraqi discourse such as the idea that Turkey and Qatar have been supporting the Islamic State].

Disbursements of Zakat for Debts: Ninawa

Islamic State
Diwan al-Zakat wa al-Sadaqat
Wilayat Ninawa

Committee of the Gharimun

No.Name of the gharimReceived sumDate of hand-over
1Riyadh Khalil Ibrahim1,220,000 
2Abd al-Hameed Ahmad Mahmoud985,000 
3Ali Muhammad Ali Sultan550,000 
4Othman Yunis Ismail528,000 
5Farhan Salim Mhammad470,000 
6Mari’e Hassan Saleh350,000 
7Riyan Jasim Muhammad Tamar500,000 
8Sa’ad Hassan Abdullah300,000 
Total sum 4,908,000 dinars only none other 

[NB: this document was found by researcher Vera Miranova].

Disbursement of Zakat for Debts of Fighters: Ninawa

Islamic State
Wilayat Ninawa: Deceased office

To: Diwan al-Zakat

Subject: Debts of Gharimun

Praise be to God and prayers, peace and salutations be upon the Messenger of God, his family and companions. As for what follows:

As-salam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuhu

I am the brother of the slain brother who we reckon a martyr and God is His reckoner.

The one-called: Laith Yaseen Ahmad Jasim al-Harbawi.

I swear by God that my brother was killed and he was wanted for a sum of money and the people of the debt are still asking me for these sums ($2200): Muhannad Ahmad Muhammad and ($500) Iyad Tafkhikh.

May God reward you best.

cc. For the archive

[In handwriting]: The ruined sum that was found in the pocket of the brother Laith Yaseen (known as Omar al-Musawwir and killed after aircraft bombed his car) was replaced, and a sum of $2600 was paid to the two creditors according to the attached pledge.

Committee of the Gharimun

[Stamp]: Islamic State
Diwan al-Zakat wa al-Sadaqat
Masarif al-Zakat Department

[Stamp]: Islamic State
Wilayat Ninawa
Deceased office/The amir

Amir of the deceased office

13 Dhu al-Hijja 1436 AH

[NB: this document was first found by researcher Vera Miranova].

The Administrative System of Zakat

Islamic State
Diwan al-Zakat

The System of Zakat in the Islamic State

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

First: The nature of the administrative system followed and the relations between the Diwan and the wilayas.

– The system followed is quasi-centralised for the Diwan draws up the general policies and defines the principles of work and oversees their implementation by means of a delegate for the head of the Diwan in every wilaya coordinating between the head of the Diwan and the official of the centre in the wilaya who is appointed by the wali by mutual agreement with the head of the Diwan.

The centre in every wilaya is composed of:

1. The administration (centre official and officials of the offices and the financial administrative official and the Shari’i official).

2. Survey.

3. Collection and storage.

4. Distribution.

5. Oversight and verification.

6. Archiving and automation.

– Obligations of the administration:

1. Framework of the centre and the offices affiliated with it.

2. Implementing the central mechanism of work.

3. Oversight and tracking.

4. Oversight and verification.

5. Accounting and sanctions and removal.

– The wilaya takes responsibility for appointing officials of the offices in its sectors in coordination with the Diwan’s delegate in every wilaya (by mutual agreement) and the wilaya is obliged to make available provisions to the brothers the officials of the offices together with those they need from soldiers and appointment of employees.

– The wilaya is responsible for expenditures for the offices in the sectors, including salaries of the employees who are not affiliated with the Dawla [state] and according to what is appropriate for the work of the employee, in accordance with the counsel of the Diwan Bayt al-Mal number 3 issued on date 27 Shawwal 1435 AH (and the counsel is attached with the study).

– The transfer of the brothers working in the centre and offices is of the competencies of the wali and amirs of the sectors with observation of the interest of work and recourse to the opinion of the official of the Zakat centre in the wilaya in coordination with the delegate of the Diwan.

– There must be referral of a monthly inventory and reports about the course of work and the attendance of regular meetings for the Zakat centre and the Diwan.

– There is to be implementation of a system of archiving and automation in the centres of the wilayas and the offices of the sectors.

Second: what is permitted to the wilaya from the eight shares of Zakat and what is not permitted to it.

The principle is that Zakat is divided into eight shares.

– The Diwan is to pay the need of the fuqara’ and masakeen present in every wilaya and it can pay the need of the gharimun from the sons of the Islamic State in the wilaya and the priority is for the gharimun martyrs from those whose relatives do not have ability to pay their debts and the one who does not have inheritance to pay his debt nor war spoils for which he can await a share from it to be distributed to him (attached with the study should be an information form for gharimun to distribute it to the wilaya to implement it).

– The wilaya is not to take from the share of in the path of God to arm its fighters, because the principle is to render the wealth unto the fuqara’, and this is the directive from the Caliphate in taking it from the wealthy and rendering it unto the fuqara’.

And there is wealth designated for the army by the Caliphate.

– The amirship is the one responsible for releasing the prisoners via the brother entrusted with the file of the prisoners and detainees and therefore it is not permitted for the wilaya to take from the share of al-riqab in order to free prisoners because it is of the speciality of the central prisoners official, and the share of al-riqab is to be rendered to the fuqara’.

– There is no need for the wilaya to take from the share of Ibn al-Sabeel but also all the remaining shares are to be rendered unto the fuqara’ and the masakeen (except the share of the gharimun and the al-mu’allafat qulubhum).

– If surplus is left from the shares of the gharimun and the al-mu’allafat qulubhum, it is to be rendered unto the fuqara’ and the masakeen.

Third: Transfer of Zakat and disbursing the wealth:

– The wealth is to be transferred in a storage designated for the Zakat in every wilaya and it is to be supervised by the brother who is the Zakat official in the wilaya and he disburses the wealth according to the needs of the offices affiliated with his wilaya from masarif and distribution of Zakat in coordination with the delegate of the Diwan, and the amirs of the sectors have no link with the wealth of the Zakat, and they have no right to oppose the movement of the wealth because it is not transfer of Zakat but rather safeguarding it.

– The principle is that the distribution of the Zakat of every region and section is in the region and sector from which it is taken and the Zakat is not to be transferred except when there is no one to take it or for a general interest seen by the centre and the wali.

– The wheat of the Zakat is to be stored in places specified for charity and should not be left in the open as its weight decreases through exposure to the rays of the Sun, which impacts its market value. And likewise there must be concern for the cases preserving it and they should not be left exposed to tearing apart, which leads to the loss and waste of wheat in the ground.

– The wealth is to be disbursed after the referral of lists of names of those entitled in every office to the centre official in the wilaya and likewise are to be referred lists of names of workers (collectors-loaders) and lists of fees of transportation cars that have been used during the collection of the Zakat (registers and lists are to be unified in their formation in all the wilayas).

A copy is to be referred to the wilaya and a copy to the Diwan and a copy remains in the centre.

– The amirs of the sectors and regions do not have the right to intervene in disbursement and pressure the officials of Zakat in their regions, but rather the disbursement is to be subject to the system defined by the Diwan without interventions or pressure.

– If the wilaya wishes to disburse on a specific contingent or for a specific service not specified or for a specific incidental, the obligation is to refer the matter to the Diwan which for its part consults the Diwan al-Buhuth wa al-Iftaa’ for a fatwa and should deal with the request according to the fatwa.

– The officials of the officers or the centre official in the wilaya are not permitted to exercise ijtihad in giving the wealth of the Zakat in the form of loaning but rather the Zakat is to be given to the gharimun and the Zakat wealth is not to be given as a loan from the outset.

– In the issue of disbursement there is to be observance of unified regulations and criteria to be implemented in all the wilayas like orphanage, poverty, misery and displacement etc. among the points to be considered on disbursement. And the principle is that the faqir should be given what covers his need and suffices for him for a year and it is better for the distribution to be seasonal (every three months).

– There are among the fuqara’ those who have rights over others, like a mother who has a right over her children, but she suffers from their disobedience, and a sister who has a right in inheritance but her brother has barred her from it, or a relative who has a debt on his relative that he does not pay to him out of wrongdoing, or a father who does not spend on his children who are in the custody of his divorced wife, or a father who does not spend on his widowed daughter etc.

So the obligation here is to restore the rights of grievances to their people and we should not extend in giving these groups of people from the Zakat.

– The People of the Household are not to be given disbursements of Zakat and there is specified for them (their fuqara’) from the wealth of booty from the Diwan al-Ghana’im wa al-Fayy’ and lists of their names are to be referred to the centre and there is to be disbursement on their basis for all the wilayas.

Fourth: the Shari’i field (jurisprudential)

– There is to be specified for Zakat in the Diwan and in every wilaya a Shari’i official brother responsible for oversight of Zakat from the Shari’i angle (collection, distribution and other things).

– Zakat includes types of trade offers and the two monies (paper money, gold and silver), livestock (sheep, cows and camels) and things that come out from the land from grains, fruits, and the rikaz does not come under Zakat but pertains to fayy’.

– The Diwan is to be consulted in its representative in the wilaya to define whether a type of grains and fruits comes under Zakat or not.

And it is not allowed to engage in ijtihad by defining without an order and the Diwan is to be consulted in defining the weight that equals the nisab in every type.

– The nisab of grains and fruits is five awsaq and there is to be observed in every category of grains and fruits what equals it from weight.

– The criterion for defining the nisab of trade offers is pure gold so whoso possesses 85 grams of 24-carat gold or its value, must bring out 2.5% of it or from its value when the year passes on it.

– We do not inquire from people on their money wealth as to whether they have given it as Zakat or not, and there is no Zakat on the jewellery of women prepared for use and loaning if it is within what is accepted by custom, but we encourage them to fulfill it.

– On livestock, we observe the issue of grazing, so whoso grazes his livestock, there is to be taken from it in accordance with the Shari’i table, and whoso does business with them, the Zakat is to be taken from him as that of business even if he gives them fodder.

– As for what is given fodder and not sold, there is nothing upon it (prepared for milking and offspring for their owner).

– The issue of debt is connected with the pact of the person and the Zakat is connected with wealth, so the one responsible must give the Zakat and cannot take debt as a pretext by which he should refrain from fulfilling the Zakat, especially if he has acquisitions equal to his debt and his debt is not current but rather delayed and in instalments according to the business profit.

– Debts hoping to be fulfilled are reckoned within the Zakat and not to be subtracted from it. If their owner wishes he can pay them with the Zakat of his wealth every year and if he wishes he can pay them when he receives the debt, and the first is a virtue and the second is permitted.

– On Zakat on trade offers, the money value is to be taken and not the business good in-kind.

– The Diwan suggests re-imposing kharaj in revival of this Sunna and opening the door to great charity.

– The sale of Zakat (grains, fruits and livestock) is particular to the centre official in the wilaya and the officials of the offices do not have the right to sell without informing him or recourse to him.

– The principle is that the brothers should hurry to distribute the Zakat to those entitled to it and it is not permitted for them to delay from distributing on the pretext of observing the rise of prices and investing in the Zakat. There has been observed in some of the wilayas delay which has meant the brothers have been compelled to sell some of the livestock of charity to buy fodder for others or compelled to slaughter some of the livestock because they have been on the verge of dying. And if the brothers were to hurry in giving Zakat t those entitled to it, we would not face this hardship.

– The principle is that the faqir and maskeen should possess the Zakat and there is no reason to slaughter the sheep and distribute them to them as meat.

– The principle is that Zakat should not be spent except on its masarif specified in law and it is forbidden for the brothers to take from it for things besides the masarif specified like establishing and preparing camps, establishing clinics, buying fodder for the charity livestock.

Fifth: Employment and salaries

– The employees are to be appointed in every wilaya by agreement of the amir of Zakat in the wilaya in accordance with regulations and a defined contract that is to be circulated to the wilayas from the centre.

– The employee is to take the wage of one like him and the wealth from the share of the ‘amilun alayha is not to be distributed to them.

– It is not permitted in law to take from the share of the ‘amilun alayha for the brothers from the Dawla, as they are to be content with their salaries specified for them from the Dawla, and the brothers who have taken the wealth must give it back (in accordance with the fatwa of the Diwan al-Iftaa’ wa al-Buhuth attached with the study).

Sixth: The regulation of Zakat and punishment

– The regulation is to be done inside the city by activating the Hisba as it asks those entrusted about the receipts of their undertaking of Zakat (meaning the business stores).

– The checkpoints are to ask the businessmen about their goods: has Zakat been given on them or not? And papers from the offices in the wilayas are to be given to the businessmen. Provided that they are stamped from the beginning (setting out) and from the end (arrival), they are thus permitted to cross.

– Whoso engages in swindling by concealing his wealth, half of the hidden wealth is to be confiscated after taking the Zakat from it by judicial order and the wealth (the Zakat) and the confiscated wealth are to be rendered to the Zakat centre to be disbursed on those entitled to them.

– Whoso engages inn swindling from the brothers and his betrayal of the Muslims and stealing of wealth in the name of Zakat become apparent, he is to be referred to the judge to exercise appropriate discretionary punishment against him.

Seventh: The technical aspect: the wilayas are to comply with the documents adopted by the Diwan from the survey of the fuqara’ and those entrusted with Zakat and the gharimun and all the official documents implemented must be unified and the mechanism of work should be likewise.

Eighth: Oversight and verification:

– There are to be question, oversight and verification by means of the brother who is the delegate of the Diwan in the wilaya as he has the right to:

1. Review the work of the centre official and the officials of the offices in the wilaya and verify them.

2. Hold to account the centre official and oblige him to follow the administrative orders issued by the Diwan.

3. Monitor the operations of collection and storage.

4. Monitor the operations of disbursement and distribution.

5. Refer to the centre official in the wilaya a request to punish violators from the officials of the offices and to the wali if the centre official makes a mistake.

6. Track complaints about the work of Zakat in the wilaya.

7. Refer to the Diwan the situation in real-time with his suggestions.

Ninth: Tithes:

The Muslim businessman who passes with his goods on the checkpoints of the Dawla: if they reach the nisab, then 2.5% is obligatory on them if he has not already paid the Zakat on them, and it is to be rendered to the Diwan al-Zakat.

– A chamber of commerce is to be established concerned with matters of Zakat. Its task is to look for the businessmen inside the market and monitor their paying of the Zakat on their wealth and ensure they are not swindling. And the points of its work should be within the Islamic State. And likewise it should track the movement of wealth outside the Dawla through the businessmen of the inside.


The summary of work is that the system is a comprehensive one between the wilaya and the centre and each of us must know his role and not infringe on others so that there is no overlap in work that leads to failure.

We hope the wali brothers will pledge to comply with what has come and hold to account those who fall short in the Diwan from those who work under their amirship, and encourage the Diwan officials in their wilayas to cooperate with the centre. And peace.

Islamic State Travel Restrictions: Aleppo Province

Islamic State
Wilayat Halab

Hisba Centre
Travel Office

Before consulting the travel office

. If the travel is for medical treatment, the following is required:

a) Filling in the traveller data form.
b) Copy of the medical report (stamped by the medical official),
c) Copy of personal ID or family registry of the traveller.
d) Copy of the personal ID or family registry for every person accompanying.
e) Bringing the ID documents of the two sponsors (personal IS or family registry) to be deposited with the office until returning from the travel.

. If the travel is for business, the following is required:

a) Filling in the traveller data form.
b) Copy of the business registry extracted from the chamber of commerce.
c) Copy of the personal ID or family registry.
d) If the business registry cannot be extracted, then the following is required:

1. Bringing a copy of the zakat receipt.
2. ID documents of the two sponsors (personal ID or family registry) to be deposited with the office until returning from travel.

. If the travel is for return to the place of residence, the following is required:

a) Filling in the traveller data form.
b) Copy of personal ID or family registry of the traveller.
c) Copy of the personal ID or family registry for every person accompanying.
d) Copy of the visit receipt received from the border checkpoint.
e) In the event there is no visit receipt, that requires one of two things:

The witness testimony of a mujahid stamped by his amir or bringing two just witnesses from the general populace of the Muslims.

. If the travel is to visit the abode of kufr, the following is required:

a) Filling in the traveller data form.
b) Copy of personal ID or family registry of the traveller.
c) Copy of the personal ID or family registry for every person accompanying.
d) Bringing the ID documents of the two sponsors (personal IS or family registry) to be deposited with the office until returning from the travel.

Note: it is absolutely forbidden for women to attend; they are to be represented by their maharims.

Hisba Personnel and Jobs in Southern Ninawa Province (2014)

Islamic State
Caliphate on the Prophetic Methodology
Diwan al-Hisba
Wilayat Ninawa/Southern Centre


Date: / /1436 AH ( / /2014 CE)

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

NumberThree-fold nameArea of workSectorNotes
1Hamad Huwaidi MuhammadHead of the Diwan al-Hisbaal-Shura 
2Bassam Mohsen NajamDeputy head of the Hisbaal-Shura 
3Khalil Ibrahim HassanShari’i overvieweral-Shura 
4Ra’ad Abid AbdullahAdministrative official of the Hisbaal-Shura 
5Hussein Hassan YaseenDetachments commanderal-Shura 
6Yaseen Faraj AhmadNotifications receiveral-Shura 
7Wadah Aboud NajamPatrol detachmentsal-Shura 
8Ali Muhammad SuleimanPatrol detachmentsal-Shura 
9Abd al-Wahhab Mohsen NajamPatrol detachmentsal-Shura 
10Dayan Fathi SuleimanPatrol detachmentsal-Shura 
11Salim Hussein IbrahimPatrol detachmentsal-Shura 
12Emad Abdullah AhmadPatrol detachmentsal-Shura 
13Abd al-Man’am Muhammad HuwaidiAdministrative officialal-Shura 
14Ahmad Fawzi MuhammadHead of the Hisba of HamamHamam al-Alil 
15Arif Jasim MahmoudDeputy head of the HisbaHamam al-Alil 
16Ammar Ahmad HamidAdministrative officialHamam al-Alil 
17Ali Mustafa SuleimanSecretaryHamam al-Alil 
18Hassan Ali AwadReceiver of complaintsHamam al-Alil 
19Ahmad Salah KhalafDetachment commanderHamam al-Alil 
20Barzan Jihad KhalafDetachment commanderHamam al-Alil 
21Ahmad Abdullah FathiPatrolHamam al-Alil 
22Hussein Ali KhalafPatrolHamam al-Alil 
23Khalid Abd al-Aziz RamadanPatrolHamam al-Alil 
24Khalid Abd MuhammadPatrolHamam al-Alil 
25Sa’ad Ahmad YunisGuarding the gate of the DiwanHamam al-Alil 
26Sayf Saleh HusseinPatrolHamam al-Alil 
27Ammar Ibrahim JasimPatrolHamam al-Alil 

[Comment: compare with documents from 2014 on the structure of the Hisba].

Forgery: List of individuals purportedly wanted by Islamic State

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful, and prayers and peace be upon the most noble of the creation of God- Muhammad bin Abdullah- and on all his family and companions.

Statement issued by the Islamic State with the names of some of the traitor collaborators with the Assad regime and to the SDF forces.

1. [list of names redacted]

2. [redacted] assistant in the police.

3. [list of names redacted].

And we have not wronged them for they were wronging themselves.

Date of this statement: 3 Sha’aban Hijri 1442.

[Islamic State stamp on left-hand side].

[Comment: this document, published in the outlet Jesr Press, is a very poor forgery created electronically with an unclear copy of an Islamic State stamp inserted on the side. Besides the unusual opening (it is more usual to say ‘praise be to God’ before saying ‘and prayers and peace be upon the Messenger of God…’), there are also crude spelling errors, such as spelling the Islamic State’s name with ha letters where ta marbutas should be used and spelling the forms of the verb ظلم incorrectly].

The Personnel of the Omar bin al-Khattab Battalion: West Mosul

Those working in the Omar bin al-Khattab Battalion (may God be pleased with him)

Date of inventory: 17 Sha’ban [?] 1438 AH

No.Four-fold name and surnameKunyaSurvey numberNotes
1Aamer Jum’a Mahmoud Kurdi al-HamdaniAbu Khalid Kuwaiyani Military official of the battalion
2Adnan Abdullah Ashkar Abd al-MatyutiAbu Abdullah1,180,011,672Administrative official of the Omar bin al-Khattab Battalion/inside
3Ragheb Muhammad Hussein Alawi al-BadraniAbu Ahmad Nasij1,170,023,491Use/inside
4Ali Saleh Muhammad Ali al-JuburiAbu Hassan1,190,010,071Personnel of the battalion
5Muhammad Thamer Tadhmir Mahmoud al-MashhadaniAbu Maryam1,170,018,871Shari’i official of the battalion
6Khidhr Ismail Khidr Na’amo al-QuraishiAbu Sayf Shu’un1,180,012,612Affairs of the battalion
7Bashar Hadi Muhammad Hassan al-ObeidiAbu Ishaq1,170,018,015Nurse/affairs of the wounded/hospital
8Muhamamd Abd al-Karim Muhammad Yunis al-Sha’abaniAbu al-Hur1,170,029,033Trustee of storage
9Ali Muhammad Suleiman Tahir al-JuburiAbu Sidra1,200,025,607Oil matters
10Muhammad Salah Ali Faraj al-JuburiAbu Ruqayya1,200,023,835Oil matters
11Ahmad Muhammad Hassan Alaiwi al-HadidiAbu Sajjad1,170,010,596Battalion workshop
12Naseef Jasim Muhammad Hassan al-AzzawiAbu Anas al-Shami1,000,013,721Affairs inside
13Hamoud Ahmad Abdullah Sabi’i al-JuburiAbu Nizar1,170,013,795General Military Police/outside
14Nadhem Hamdi Saleh Omar al-JuhaishiAbu Naser1,180,011,290General Military Police/outside
15Ahmad Eisa Muhammad Dawud al-HamdaniAbu Osama1,170,016,811Amir of the central kitchen
16Abdullah Omar Hamadi Eisa al-Sab’awiAbu Omar1,000,013,622Central kitchen/cook
17Hamed Dawud Suleiman Hussein al-MawlaDad Allah1,170,014,250Central kitchen/cook
18Muhammad Khalil Bakr Hussein al-NasiriAbu Qasim1,150,010,609Central kitchen/cleaning services
19Haitham Yunis Mari’i Hassan al-HamdaniAbu Hussein1,170,012,157Water transporter/mobile
20Ali Mahmoud Yaseen Hamdi al-JuburiAbu Karar1,170,018,921Kitchen storage
21Sa’ad Hamad Muhammad Ali al-HadidiAbu Sa’oud1,000,011,171Central kitchen
22Abdullah Abd al-Haleem Muhammad Saleh al-RahawiAbu Abada1,200,028,791Medical personnel
23Maitham Ali Hussein Ahmad al-JuburiAbu Ali1,190,015,127Medical personnel
24Yusuf Ahmad Dhanun Yunis al-Ta’iAbu Abd al-Rahman1,200,024,888Fighter/Air Defence
25Mahmoud Sami Mahmoud Qasim al-Ta’iAbu Abdullah1,180,011,548Fighter/Air Defence
26Mazen Mahmoud Qadir Khalaf al-ObeidiAbu Zainab1,170,017,186Fighter/Air Defence
27Rakan Nadhem Muhammad Qasim al-JuhaishiAbu Dafan1,200,015,889Fighter/Air Defence
28Ali Hazem Muhammad Dhanun al-ObeidiAbu Muslim1,200,025,628Fighter/Air Defence
29Abd al-Kareem Hussein Muhammad Mahmoud al-JuburiAbu Anas1,190,018,246Fighter/Air Defence
30Shaker Mahmoud Ali Hussein al-RashidiAbu Ayad1,200,016,748Fighter/Air Defence
31Hassan Abd al-Kareem Hussein Shahada al-Nu’aimiAbu Mustafa1,170,010,964Fighter/Air Defence
32Saleh Adham Anwairan Shaher al-HadidiAbu Muhammad1,170,027,494Fighter/Air Defence
33Basim Muhammad Mughir Khalaf al-JanabiAbu Abd al-Rahman1,190,017,791Fighter/Air Defence
34Nahel Khidhr Idriss Saleh al-JuburiAbu Abd al-Rahman1,170,011,863Fighter/Air Defence
35Abdullah Khalid Ghazi Abdullah al-JuheishiSalman1,000,012,526Fighter/Air Defence
36Muhannad Ahmad Khudhair Suleiman al-SuweidawiAbu Omar1,180,015,558Connections/inside
37Hussein Jabbar Kadhim Ramidh al-BayatiAbu Bakr1,170,017,124Connections/inside
38Muhammad Suhail Najm Abdullah al-JuburiAbu Abdullah1,200,027,516Connections transporter/inside
39Muthanna Muhammad Sa’adoun Matroud al-OweisiAbu Abdullah Field transporter
40Hazem Mahmoud Muhammad Farhan al-HadidiAbu Qasim1,170,014,577Field transporter
41Muhammad Khalil Hassan Ali al-JuburiAbu Ibrahim1,170,011,283Sentinel/inside
42Ali Mahmoud Muhammad Abd al-Razzaq al-JuburiAbu Okasha1,170,027,196Shari’i official/inside
43Omar Khalid Miraz Amur [?] al-KuwaiyaniAbu Asem1,170,014,675Shari’i official/inside
44Nashwan Ahmad Shihab Ahmad al-JuburiAbu Ghayth1,190,019,660Shari’i official/inside
45Muhammad Rumi Muhammad Hamadi al-AnaziAbu Mustafa1,170,027,211Shari’i official/inside
46Ahmad Saleh Hassan Majeed al-JuburiAbu Jameela1,170,010,582Intelligence/inside
47Fatah Allah Kadhem Muhammad al-Douri al-HamdaniAbu Shaham1,170,016,501Intelligence/inside
48Ahmad Riyadh Muhammad al-MaqalliAbu Ibrahim1,000,013,727Relief transporter
49Ali Hassan Jawad Hameed al-Haiza’iAbu Hussein1,200,025,630Sentinel/inside
50Saleh Ali Hamada Abd al-Lateed al-BadraniAbu Anas Sentinel/inside
51Ahmad Riyadh Muhammad Thamer al-Mla’aliAbu Ibrahim1,000,013,727Sentinel/inside
52Laith Waleed Badran Muhammad al-LahibiAbu Nuraiya1,170,024,677Sentinel/inside
53Ali Huwaidi Muhammad Huwaidi al-JuburiAbu Zayd1,170,021,530Sentinel/inside
54Muwafiq Ahmad Muhammad Awad al-Sab’awiAbu Ayyub1,200,016,835Sentinel/inside
55Omar Muhammad Thabat Abdullah al-ObeidiAbu Hafs1,170,025,766Sentinel/inside
56Omar Yunis Kamthan Fathi al-ObeidiAbu Sa’af1,170,024,590Sentinel/inside
57Salim Abdullah Ahmad Ali al-JuburiAbu Ahmad1,170,018,913Sentinel/inside
58Rasheed Ibrahim Ajaj Hameed al-JuburiAbu Mus’ab1,170,018,910Sentinel/inside
59Ahmad Ali Sa’id Hameed al-JuburiAbu Adnan1,170,018,916Sentinel/inside
60Ra’id Ayed Ahmad Saleh al-JuburiAbu Ayman1,170,018,465Sentinel/inside
61Muhsin Khidhr Muhammad Fadhil al-JuburiAbu Abd1,190,016,378Sentinel/inside
62Muhammad Mahmoud Saleh Khidhr al-Sab’awiAbu Ammar1,190,018,096Sentinel/inside
63Rahid Ahmad Antar Hamad al-HamdaniAbu Zakariya1,000,012,222Sentinel/inside
64Hassani Salim Jasim Ab’eiran al-JanabiAbu Suleiman BaijiFrom the specialSentinel/inside
65Ahmad Abd al-Hakeem Abdullah Hussein al-Sumaida’iAbu Dhir1,150,015,325Sentinel/inside
66Hayder Arid Muhammad Sa’id Fandi al-DulaimiAbu Sariya Sentinel/inside
67Sa’ad Muhammad Khidhr Mustafa al-LahibiAbu Sa’id1,200,028,794Sentinel/inside
68Abdullah Bashar Ibrahim al-Ta’iAbu Layth Sentinel/inside
69Yusuf Ahmad Khalaf Saluh al-Sab’awiAbu Mus’ab1,000,011,540Sentinel/inside
70Hussein Emad Ali Hussein al-Sab’awiAbu Zayd Sentinel/inside
71Abd Muhammad Khaleef Jarkha al-BadraniAbu Suhayb1,160,023,716Sentinel/inside
72Ammar Mahdi Ali Obeid al-BadraniAbu Rawaha1,200,023,827Sentinel/inside
73Qahtan Idrees Sa’ad Allah Thabat al-AbdullahAbu Talha1,200,021,749Sentinel/inside
74Rayan Ghanim Mahmoud Afas al-AhmadiAbu Sara1,200,023,839Sentinel/inside
75Jamal Sufyan Khalaf Ahmad al-JughaifiAbu Sufyan7-391-665-078Sentinel/inside
76Ameen Munir Sabah Abd al-Nu’aimiAbu Sadiq1,000,013,698Sentinel/inside
77Abd al-Muhaimin Muhammad Qasim Muhammad al-HamdaniAbu Zahra’ Sentinel/inside
78Ala’ Abdullah Jum’a Hamadi al-BadraniAbu Osama1,000,013,757Sentinel/inside
79Abd al-Ghafur Sultan Abdullah al-Ali al-HadidiAbu Abdullah1,000,012,820Sentinel/inside
80Khayr Allah Hussein Hassan Mua’ed al-JughaifiAbu Omar1,170,013,502Sentinel/inside
81Fadhil Bdaiwi Munawir Hussein al-HadidiAbu Ahmad1,170,220,936Sentinel/inside
82Abd al-Rahman Hamid Matar Jalud al-JuburiAbu Anas Sentinel/inside
83Ahmad Abd al-Kareem Hussein Obeid al-JuburiAbu al-Ayna’1,170,014,457Sentinel/inside
84Hassan Mahmoud Hassan Hamadi al-HadidiAbu Sa’ad1,200,016,983Sentinel/inside
85Rafi’ Ali Ramadan Hameed al-AkeediAbu Izz al-Din Sentinel/inside
86Shahir Ghanim Salim Sultan al-BadraniAbu Abdullah Sentinel/inside
87Ghanam Rafi’ Ali Ramadan al-AkeediAbu SayfMunasirSentinel/inside
88Nur al-Din Idris Abd al-Qadir Othman al-QassabAbu Fatima1,000,013,803Sentinel/inside
89Muhammad Kamil Ramadan Hamad al-JuburiAbu Abd al-Ghanni Sentinel/inside
90Abd al-Wahhab Muhammad Bdaiwi Munawir al-HadidiAbu MustafaMunasirSentinel/inside
91Lazim Awad Dhiyab Munawir al-HadidiAbu OmarMunasirSentinel/inside
92Nouri Nayed Sharif Fariq al-BaijawaniAbu Abd al-Rahman1,170,026,458Sentinel/inside
93Arif Abd al-Razzaq Hassan Ali al-DulaimiQa’qa’1,200,027,347Sentinel/inside
94Akram Muhammad Khudhair Hussein al-HadidiAbu Omar1-421-376-671Sentinel/inside
95Mahmoud Hassan Ahmad Dalli al-JuburiAbu AliMunasirSentinel/inside
96Shaja’ Muhammad Hameed Hussein al-MashhadaniAbu Isra’ Sentinel/inside
97Mahmoud Ayed Maz’al Ahmad al-AkeediAbu Sayf1,190,014,166Sentinel/inside
98Abd al-Muhsin Mahmoud Hassan Ata Allah al-BadraniAbu al-Zubair1,190,020,396Sentinel/inside
99Muhammad Mahmoud Muhammad Aboush al-JuburiAbu Anas1,170,026,232Sentinel/inside
100Abd al-Basit Rasheed Suleiman Abdullah al-JuburiAbu Rashid1,190,013,550Sentinel/inside
101Sakr Hassan Khidhr Hassan al-AkeediAbu Omar1,170,026,232Sentinel/inside
102Muhammad Basheer Muhammad Ahmad al-JuburiAbu al-Bara’1,200,024,901Sentinel/inside
103Ahmad Muhammad Ahmad al-MuhammadAbu Dujana al-Shami Sentinel/inside
104Hakam Ali Mahmoud Ali al-BadraniAbu AbdullahMunasirSentinel/inside
105Muhammad Aamer Abd al-Qadir Dhanun al-ObeidiTalha Sentinel/inside
106Ahmad Awda Munawir Hussein al-HadidiAbu OthmanMunasirSentinel/inside
107Hani Abd al-Razzaq Zhahir al-Nu’aimiAbu A’isha al-Shami Sentinel/on leave
108Yahya Kurdi Fahad Attiyah al-JuburiAbu Suleiman Sentinel/on leave
109Suhayb Abd al-Jabbar Ali Hussein al-HamdaniAbu Abd al-Jabbar1,200,023,822Sentinel/on leave
110Abd al-Kareem Maysar Salim Khalil al-ObeidiAbu Ja’afar1,170,015,532Sentinel/on leave
111Ahmad Hameed Muhammad Hameed al-BadraniAbu Suhayb1,200,028,819Sentinel/on leave
112Abdullah Ahmad Rafi’ KhalidAbu A’isha al-Shami Sentinel/on leave
113Radhwan Mahall Hassan Hameed al-BadraniAbu Nur1,200,028,495Sentinel/on leave
114Ahmad Kareem Muhammad Sultan al-MawaliAbu Abdullah Kokjali1,170,010,592Sentinel/on leave
115Ziyad Bakr Muhammad Bakr al-FarhatAbu A’isha Sentinel/on leave
116Abd al-Hameed Muhammad Jasim Khalifa Albu DabashAbu Bara’ al-Shami Sentinel/on leave
117Abdullah Ahmad Ramadan Sultan al-HamdaniAbu Sariya1,120,017,993Sentinel/on leave
118Saleh Ahmad Mahmoud Majeed al-JuburiAbu Haydar8-089-987-299Sentinel/on leave
119Sufyan Dhanun Muhammad Khaleef al-BadraniAbu A’isha1,170,012,483Sentinel/on leave
120Mujahid Khalid Mansur Salman al-BuhairiAbu Khalid al-JazrawiGeneral AdministrationSentinel/on leave
121Zaydan Khalaf Obeid Jasim al-BadraniAbu Ruqayya1,170,028,038Sentinel/on leave
122Muhammad Kamil RamadanAbu Abd al-Ghanni Sentinel/on leave
123Jasim Habeeb Faraj Muhammad al-Sab’awiAbu Abd1,170,018,872Sentinel/on leave
124Saddam Hussein Saleh Khidhr al-Sab’awiAbu Karam1,190,018,011Sentinel/on leave
125Qutaiba Kurdi Ahmad Saleh al-JumailiAbu Muslim1,190,019,419Sentinel/on leave
126Sa’ad Tariq Jarjis Muhammad al-BadraniAbu al-Qa’qa’ Sentinel/on leave
127Fadhil Suleiman Hamoudi Dhiyab al-Ta’iAbu Osaid Sentinel/on leave
128Muhammad Eisa Ahmad Abd al-JuhaishiAbu Aman1,170,022,749Sentinel/on leave
129Ahmad Sultan Manzal Arghiyan al-ObeidiAbu Omar al-Khashan1,170,011,285Sentinel/on leave
130Dergham Ibrahim Dhanun Abd al-MawlaAbu Basman8,295,318,470Sentinel/on leave
131Ahmad Muhammad Yunis Ahmad al-HarbawiIbrahim1,170,023,201Sentinel/on leave
132Abd al-Hadi Muhammad Yunis isma’il al-AnaziAbu As’ad1,000,013,615Sentinel/on leave
133Ahmad Dhanun Abdullah Madid al-BadraniAbu Muslim1,200,028,820Sentinel/on leave
134Abdullah Abd al-Sattar Abdullah Mahmoud al-JuhaishiAbu Ahmad1,200,020,234Sentinel/on leave
135Khalid Fathi Ahmad Hamoud al-DulaimiAbu Abd[.],[…], 013,233[not visible]
136Ghanim Abd Fathi Ali al-BadraniAbu OthmanMunasir[not visible]
137Ibrahim Khalil Muhammad Atiyah al-JuburiAbu Mua’tasim[.],[…],013,787[not visible]
138Hameed Omar Dakheel Dhal’an al-JuburiAbu Omar[.],[…],010,052[not visible]
139Ali Muhammad Abdullah Yunis al-Ta’iAbd al-Haqq [not visible]
140Mustafa Muhammad al-Muhammad DadaAbu Islam al-Manbaji [not visible]
141Bassam Ahmad Mustafa Sa’ad al-JuburiAbu Muhammad[.],[…],011,882[not visible]

[Stamp on each page except the last one]:

Islamic State
Diwan al-Jund
Right-side of Mosul Sector [i.e. west Mosul]

[on the second page a fuller version of the stamp appears that seems to show the stamp of the administrative official of the battalion].

[in writing at end of table]:

Sha’alan Ahmad Khidhr Yusuf al-Juhaishi: Abu Karar, battalion in battalion [?…]

Hamoud Ayid Maz’al Ahmad al-Alidi [?]; Abu Sayf, Omar battalion, the brother [not visible…]


[Comment: Note that in the above translation, any parenthetical insertions in square brackets are my own. These documents provide a useful overview of a battalion of the Islamic State’s forces in the west Mosul, appearing to date from May 2017 not long before the conclusion of the battle of Mosul. Personnel in the battalion can take on a variety of functions: some function as kitchen staff, others take on a Shari’i function, but the majority are sentinels (called ‘murabiteen’ in Arabic: i.e. they man the front-lines). It is also worth noting the survey number, a system of marking formal members who have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, as opposed to the ‘munasir’ (‘supporter’) who is of a different category. The survey number generally takes the form of A,BCD,EFG,HIJ. Normally, A is 1, B and C are treated as one number ranging from 00 to 20, D and E are both 0, and the remaining digits appear to be variable. For example:


From this list, by far the most prevalent combination is 1,17 for A,BC. This suggests that that combination is particular to personnel registered in the Ninawa wilaya of the Islamic State. As for combination 1,19, I have observed it for personnel lists from Qayyara (which came under the ‘Dijla wilaya’ of the Islamic State), suggesting it is particular to personnel registered in that wilaya.

An analysis of the names shows the overwhelming majority of personnel in the battalion are Iraqis. I count five personnel with the name ‘Shami’ in their kunyas suggesting they are Syrians originally (most likely) or from the greater Levant. One fighter has ‘Manbiji’ as part of his kunya suggesting he is from Manbij in Aleppo province. Only one fighter in the battalion appears to have a kunya suggesting he is from outside Iraq and the Levant: namely, Abu Khalid al-Jazrawi, whose kunya suggests he is from Saudi Arabia].

Circular from Palmyra Area (14)

Islamic State
Wilayat Homs

No. 14
Date: 13 Sha’aban 1436 AH [sic]

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful

To the mujahideen brothers in Wilayat Homs (may God protect them and make right their opinion and shot).

We inform you of the preparation of a soldiers transport office equipped with the latest modern and air-conditioned vans, with a daily journey from Palmyra to Raqqa and a journey vice-versa.

Dates of journies:

Palmyra-Sukhna-Mansura-Raqqa: 9 a.m. every day.

Setting-out centre (Ma’lum lil-Hajiz al-Sharqi) or contact by analogue device the brother Qasura who is responsible for the transportation of soldiers.

Raqqa-Mansura-Sukhna-Palmyra: 9 a.m.

Setting-out centre (Ma’lum lil-Sifara).

Note: we ask our brothers to comply with the dates because the journey will proceed at its set time by the permission of God Almighty.

And God is the guarantor of success.


Islamic State
Wilayat Homs
Deputy wali

[In writing: Abu Mus’ab]

General Administrative Official

Islamic State [stamp partially obscured]

[In writing: Abu Hamza al-Shami]

Circular from Palmyra Area (6)

Islamic State
Wilayat Homs

No. 6
Date: 28 Sha’aban 1436 AH

In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful


All Diwans and sectors must not change the administrative official of the centre except after referral of a letter to the general administrative official in order to inform him before leaving work. That is so in order to settle his financial obligation and in order for him to hand over the pledge that he received from the General Administration.

And may God reward you best.

General Administrative Official

Abu Hamza al-Shami

Islamic State
Wilayat Homs
General Administrative Official.