List of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant members

This is a list of current and former members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and its previous incarnations, including operating as a branch of al-Qaeda known as al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), from 2004–2006.[1] Little is known about the leadership or members, as most use assumed names and many fight or appear in video with covered faces.[2]

Isil leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi; mugshot by US armed forces while in detention at Camp Bucca in 2004

Leadership and branches

Current known personnel (in descending order by approximate rank)
Foreign ISIL branches

Governors of ISIL territories

Former leaders and senior personnel

Former leaders (in descending order by date of death)
Other former personnel

See also


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