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Fadhil Jalil al-Barwari
Barwari in 2009.
Native name فاضل جليل البرواري
Born 1966 (age 55–56)
Place of birth Dohuk, Iraq
Allegiance Iraqi Kurdistan Peshmerga (1980's-2003)
 Iraq (2003-present)
Service/branch ISOF
Years of service 1980's - present
Rank Maj. Gen.
Commands held Counter Terrorism Bureau

Iraq War


Maj. General Fadhil Jamil al-Barwari is an Iraqi military commander and the head of the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Bureau.He joined the Iraqi Army in 2004 after the invasion. Then he started climbing the military ladder ever since he is now the Commander of the Iraq Special Operation Forces (ISOF) all trained by American advisers and equipped with American weaponry. In this capacity he has been directing Iraqi Special Forces in the 2014 Anbar campaign[1]

He was born in 1966 in the Iraqi province of Dohuk, where it is mostly inhabited by Kurds. Since he was at a late teenage age he joined the force in the north known as the Peshmerga, Kurdish Forces that were against the Baathist regime and fought against the at then Iraqi Army until 1991. But Barwari was still with Peshmerga until 2004.

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