Abu Yaqub al-Masri

Abu Yaqub al-Masari
Died(2007-08-31)31 August 2007
OrganizationEgyptian Islamic Jihad and Al-Qaeda

Abu Yaqub al-Masri, also known as Zakkariya (The Doctor) and labeled "The Emir of Taji", was a member of Al-Qaeda which died on 31 August 2007. He was the organizer of the 23 November 2006 Sadr City bombings.[1]


He was thought to be a member of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad and Al-Qaeda, and fought in Afghanistan. He was close to Ayman al-Zawahiri.[2]


The Egyptian-born Masri was killed by Coalition forces near the city of Tarmiya, north of Baghdad.[1]


  1. ^ a b Mays, David (2007-09-20). "Iraqi Citizen Tips Lead to Killing of Notorious 'Emir of Taji' Terrorist". American Forces Press Service. Retrieved 2007-09-21.
  2. ^ "Senior al Qaeda in Iraq leader killed in airstrike | FDD's Long War Journal". www.longwarjournal.org. 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2019-03-14.

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