Iraq’s ‘Archangel of Death,’ Known for Slaughtering ISIS — Iraq’s ‘Archangel of Death,’ Known for Slaughtering ISIS Fighters, Denies War-Crime Accusations By Tom O'Connor On 6/13/17 at 2:54 PM Abu Azrael, center, part of the majority-Shiite Muslim Kata’ib Al-Imam Ali, is one of more than 100,000 fighters under the umbrella of the Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces involved in the battle against the Islamic State militant group.


Abu Azrael - WikipediaAbu Azrael is currently fighting against ISIS although he has also fought against other militant groups. He has attracted attention in the Middle East, but by the spring of 2015, he had also made front-page appearances on international news websites in England, France and the United States.


Shia hero Abu Azrael regrets butchering dead Daesh prisoner — A former Special Republican Guard soldier in the Saddam Hussein era, Abu Azrael — real name Ayyub Faleh al-Rubaie — was an employee of Iraq’s Ministry of Communications before joining a volunteer brigade of Shia militia, Kataib al-Imam Ali, in 2014.


Abu Azrael, the axe wielding Iraqi former university — Determined to defend his home and country, Abu Azrael joined the Imam Ali brigade, a Iraqi Shi'a militia heavily supported by Iran. The militia has recently been fighting alongside the Iraqi army in a bid to re-capture the Iraqi city of Tikrit.