Abu Azrael, has emerged as a cult figure in the war against Islamic State had killed more than 1,500 ISIS militants is known as ‘Angel of Death’ among the Shia militia group, the Imam Ali Brigade who are fighting against the Islamic State. Azrael, who is also known as ‘Iraqi Rambo’ has turned his tough talk towards the oil-rich nation Saudi Arabia.
He’s come to be the people’s supporter in standing up to the ISIL in the Iraqi territory. His practices and his visual appearance accommodate the barbarity of the so-called Islamic State, also known as Daesh and ISIS. Such as, he has photographed carrying guns, daggers, axes and holding swords and in many cases maltreating the dead bodies of ISIS soldiers.
According to reports Azrael is described in various sources as a 40-year-old former university lecturer and a one-time Taekwondo champion, although other sources dispute that and suggest that this back-story may be fabricated. Some have speculated that six feet three inches tall Abu Azrael is the creation of Iranian propaganda.
A Facebook page dedicated to Azrael has more than 50,000 followers in which he is holding axes, waving swords and even abusing the corpses of ISIS fighters.
Now he became a cult figure on Iraqi social media, with several Facebook pages dedicated to him, posting photos of Azrael holding axes, waving swords, and even abusing the corpses of ISIS fighters.