Meet the person at the top of ISIS’ “most wanted” list. Her name is Wahida Mohamed Al-Jumaily, who goes by the name of Um Hanadi. She is a 39 year old Iraqi grandmother and militia leader. And she is out for revenge against ISIS.
Her story sounds like it is straight out of Hollywood, written as a classic revenge thriller. Except this is real.
Wahida Mohamed Al-Jumaily, a 39-year-old grandmother has lost loved ones in her battle with the terror group – her second husband was killed earlier this year, and jihadists have also killed her father and three brothers.
In response, the military leader – who describes herself as a ‘housewife’ – said, she beheaded her enemies, cooked their heads and burned their bodies.
Al-Jumaily, better known as Um Hanadi, heads 70-strong tribal militia group in Shirqat, around 50 miles south of Mosul.
She has helped government forces drive ISIS away, and says she is now top of the group’s hit list, having survived six assassination attempts and received threats from top leaders.
Last week she led a group of 50 fighters into the Shirqat city centre and seized control from ISIS terrorists, Iraqi media reports.
Video shows her commanding units ahead of operations aimed to strike at the heart of ISIS.
In an interview with CNN, Um Hanadi brags that she is more wanted than the Prime Minister.