US-Trained Special Ops Fighter Is The Islamic State's New Top Commander In Iraq

Tyler Durden's picture

Just days after the news hit that ISIS' main propaganda officer, Mohammad al-Adnani, one of the Islamic State's most prominent leaders, the second in command of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as well as the unofficial spokesman of the terrorist organization, was killed (with a scandal promptly erupting between the US and Russia over who had taken him out), the power vacuum that formed at the top of the Islamic State has been promptly filled, after former Tajik Special Forces colonel Gulmurod Khalimov became the top ISIS battlefield commander in Iraq, after defecting last year and swearing jihad against the West.

Gulmurod Khalimov

Khalimov is set to take the position vacated by Abu Omar al-Shishani, also known as Omar the Chechen, who was killed in the Iraqi city of Shirqat, south of Mosul. in early July and whom the Pentagon described as Islamic State's "minister of war."

What makes the ascent of Khalimov particularly embarrassing for the US is that The former paramilitary unit commander of the Tajikistan armed forces received his battlefield training from American advisors and even came to the United States on several occasions to receive special counterterrorism training through the US State Department’s Diplomatic Security/Anti-Terrorism Assistance program.

Then last year, Khalimov defected to ISIS where the Daesh forces in Iraq welcomed the new addition to their ranks with open arms especially since he was acquainted with US military and intelligence tactics. Subsequently, the American trained former Special Forces colonel Gulmurod Khalimov received a promotion within the terrorist organization, and has become the group's Iraqi battlefield commander just weeks after

ISIS refused to officially announce that Khalimov had been promoted to the top ranks of the terrorist organization out of concern that he would become a high-priority target of US led strikes in Iraq, but Iraq’s Al Sumaria news agency exposed the promotion through a source in Nineveh province.

The placement of Khalimov to lead the terror organization’s Iraqi forces is a bit unusual for the Islamic State, who normally maintain only "second and third ranking commanders who lead militants in [Nineveh] province," according to the Al Sumaria source. These Daesh militants tend to keep a low-profile to prevent being "detected and destroyed" by US Forces who remain in a support function in Iraq explained the source.

Khalimov's high profile defection has understandably been a concern for US officials for some time, with the US State Department labeling him a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Executive Order 13224 on September 29, 2015 designed to prevent the transfer of currency to individuals known to hold leadership roles in terror organizations. The United Nations Security Council Resolutions and al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee further added Khalimov, who is also a fugitive wanted by the Government of Tajikstan, to its sanctions list in February 2016.

In any case, as has so often been the case in the recent past, a special ops military expert by the US, is now engaged in deadly combat wih his former teacher; further adding to the paradox, his weapons and supplies have also been provided by the US: an odd outcome which, as many have pointed out, benefits just one group: the shareholders of the US military-industrial complex, which always wins no matter who, or how many lives are lost.

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JD59's picture

HRC personally APPROVED his State Department training!!!!!!!!!!!

Of course that EMAIL was deleted, with BLEACHBIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Hillarys Server's picture

I wish there was some kind of Bleach Bitch...

Hillarys Server's picture

Then last year, Khalimov defected to ISIS


Then last year, Khalimov was reassigned to ISIS.

So many typos in the article.

blue51's picture

He probably didn't even have to change his Direct Deposit routing #

PhiBetaZappa's picture

ISIS - created, produced and directed by the CIA.

Might possibly be paid for (although I doubt it) by the American taxslaves of the year 2500 and beyond.

But then again, 'what does it matter'.

Hillarys Server's picture

Obama has come out with a statement.

"The new ISIS Special Commander has refused to stand for our national anthem. And I respect that."

spanish inquisition's picture

ISIS - Be, all that you can be.....

user2011's picture

Just another prove of my theory, ISIS is just a branch of CIA. Isis hate western influences, but they hand out American weapons and candies to the their fighters. So obvious at so many levels.

Ms No's picture

That and once one of their assets becomes unusable due to illness or gets tired of being a terrorist, then they are liable to become the new magic carpet boogeyman of the month.  The should just make trading cards of these people for the idiots.

Ms No's picture

The great boogeyman story of ISIS/AlCIAduh/Daesh... this is the best measuring device for developmental intellectual deficiency that was ever devised.  Almost everybody failed.  This is why people drink. 

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

Another proud graduate of that School from "Ft. Bragg"!...

Wonder if they have a "gradiation" ceremony complete with a "sheep skin" and a class ring?!!!

Wonder what the symbols on those two look like?!!!

TNTARG's picture

It matches perfectly with this other news:

"Netanyahu's close advisor requests to the West powerful states not to defeat the Islamic State".

DuneCreature's picture

Defection, my ass.

Khalimov is still on the USSA (Ass Wipe Inc.) secret payroll.

He probably has a girl friend stateside and a mini ranchero in Peru.

Live Hard, Blow Smoke Up Some Other Chump's Ass, MSM, Die Free

~ DC v2.0


Joebloinvestor's picture

Putin knows how to deal with these types.

skinwalker's picture

The FBI will give you explosives and then arrest you for being a terrorist.


The Pentagon will give you explosives and point you in the direction of someone they don't like.


The CIA will give you explosives and really not care what you do after that.

michelp's picture

Harold Lee "Hal" Lindsey (born November 23, 1929) is an American evangelist and Christian writer. He is a Christian Zionist and dispensationalist author.

Christian Zionism is a belief among some Christians that the return of the Jews to the Holy Land, and the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948, is in accordance with Biblical prophecy.

Here we go: Israel and jews in the middle again!


Father ¢hristmas's picture

Lol, I remember seeing a profile on this guy as some brave, courageous, fierce fighter against ISIS.

Maybe President Trump can set up a Pearl Harbor-like event so we can just go in and turn that area into a glass parking lot.  Then put all muslims into camps where they can concentrate really fucking hard.

Getting tired of this stupid shit.

rejected's picture

Maybe he's one of those "4 or 5 trained" by the u.s military for a mere sum of 500 million.

Chuckster's picture

Another success story?  Can we send Hillary "Blunder Woman" to be his backup.   We need to stick to making movies.  Clit Eastwood in "ALL THE LAME DUCKS".

A 90 year old marine Sargent tries to mold a group of dim bulbs into a fighting force to save the world from a love crazed black woman president hell bent on wild sexual misconduct and complete destruction.

The Sarge can't afford to retire and suffers from dementia.  He fights demons all day long and no ones knows which way he is going to shoot.  The president is an obvious twisted sister.

Hannibal's picture

This is yet another piece of evidence and an admittance the US is a terrorist nation state.

ikhan's picture

To me its obvious that my US tax payer dollars armed, funded and trained him. Too many inconvenient mistakes adding up to be an accident. They get tow missles, humvees, toyotas, air support, and now commanders.


Latitude25's picture
Obama: 'We're Speeding Up Training of ISIL, incl. Volunteers'

Wahooo's picture

ISIS sure seems like a growing concern. Can all of these ISIS leaders be wrong?

Segestan's picture

Smart guy. Worships a murderous moon god and his ass wipe Mohammed.

HamFistedIdiot's picture

Gulmurod is one of several Mossad agents running ISIS. Explains why all the ISIS fighters injured in Syria get treated in Israeli hospitals for free. Remember that Israel's head of intelligence said that a weakened ISIS would be bad for their more important goal of toppling Assad and getting that Saudi pipeline through the country (or whatever Western aim is served by overturning Syria's democratically elected government   -- I forget right now).

giggler321's picture

With so much s*** coming from Israel, I'm suprised no one has just said enough and just bombed them

Secret Weapon's picture

Tax dollars well spent.  Unlike the $10,000 toilet seat this little piece of work can kill you.  Thanks Uncle Sam. 

djsmps's picture

That's inconvenient.

Sparehead's picture

Not at all, if anything we've probably cut out the middle man.

SHsparx's picture

And so now US has to PRETEND that he defected by putting a so-called bounty on his head.

mrvco's picture

So the new leader is more dangerous than the old leader we just killed? Funny how that works... Over and over.

Prince Eugene of Savoy's picture

The more observant the Muslim, the more monstrous the Muslim.

This defines all Muslims as monsters to varying degrees.


Volaille de Bresse's picture

I live in Europe and if I get my legs blown off by a bomb planted by a guy commanded by Gulmurod I guarantee you my last thoughts will be for the "masterminds" at Langley...

"Great job guys, urgh... found my left ball!"

giggler321's picture

Blow back hasnt really happened yet - still waiting

SantaClaws's picture

Looks like a poster for the new Jason Bourne movie.

Robert Trip's picture

What a bunch of horse shit.

Did he make the cover of Terror and Destroy Magazine?

larz's picture

Three things STFU MDB. STFU Escreva and where is the smug Cankles or O knee gro mocking the charge that her state dpt/white house (built by slaves) created ISIS. USA USA

nc551's picture

We should just build combo training facilities/prisons.  Sign people up, turn them into to terrorists, they are already in prison, money is made hand over fist, lives are saved.

fxrxexexdxoxmx's picture

Even ISIS knows that the USA trains em better than everyone else. Oh hell the Soviets are way up there, but they been Killing Muslims since their unneccessary invansion of Afghanistan, which got the whole Jihadist hates the world thing going so they get some of the praise as well. GO USA   FORWARD SOVIET


And before you go down voting please expalin why the Soviets spent 10 years in Afganistan and other than creating a USA funded Jihadist training ground, what else came from all of the proud young Soviets dying in that shithole?


Boing_Snap's picture

Well you simply can't have a CIA force not led by an American, can you?

navy62802's picture

Islamic State (IS/ISIS/ISIL) is a creation of the United States. Fuck, we outfit these assholes with vehicles, weapons, and ammunition. What else would you expect? It is no accident that an American-trained special forces soldier is leading the group's Iraq contingent.

Sparehead's picture

We supply our "enemy" with supplies and munitions. Why not commanders too?

mctimm's picture

Nice move Khalimov. Signed your own death warrant. 


SmittyinLA's picture

When you start off with a political hostile and call him an ally why are you surprised?

Like duh

BTW we trained Aidid's kid while doing war with Aidid (Blackhawk down) , we were actively training a hostile warlord's kid at a US military academy, while waging war against daddy.

DuneCreature's picture

Thank Goodness At Least The CIA Can Tell The Good Guys From The Bad Guys

Live Hard, I Would Not Trust The CIA To Deliver A Pizza To The Old Folks Home Without Lifting Up The Cheese And Picking The Pepperoni Out Of It, Die Free

~ DC v2.0