One of Islamic State's most feared executioners Abu Omer, aka White Beard, has been captured by Iraqi security forces. Picture: Supplied
One of Islamic State's most feared executioners Abu Omer, aka White Beard, has been captured by Iraqi security forces. Picture: Supplied

Islamic State executioner ‘White Beard’ captured

ONE of Islamic State's most feared executioners has been captured by Iraqi security forces, according to reports.

The jihadi kingpin, nicknamed "White Beard", is said to have presided over dozens of killings in the terror group's former stronghold of Mosul, The Sun reports.

But now the bearded killer has been nabbed after locals revealed his hiding place in the city, according to AhlulBayt News Agency.

The sick jihadi, identified as Abu Omer, was one of the terror group's most fearsome henchmen.

He was reportedly present when gay men were thrown from buildings and victims beheaded and stoned to death for minor offences.

The evil terror boss is allegedly seen in several sick execution videos filmed before the group's self-proclaimed Caliphate in Syria and Iraq collapsed.

Abu Omer, aka White Beard, inspecting rocks ahead of a public stoning. Picture: ABNA 24
Abu Omer, aka White Beard, inspecting rocks ahead of a public stoning. Picture: ABNA 24

In one such clip from March 2015, three men accused of homosexuality and blasphemy are forced to their knees and publicly beheaded.

The blindfolded men are seen kneeling in the centre of what appears to be a roundabout in front of a crowd of people as a masked executioner stands by with a long, rusty blade.

An elderly man that appears to be Omer addresses the crowd as the executioner positions his sword above the men's heads in the unnamed city in northern Iraq.

Other snaps seem to show him inspecting a pile of rocks ahead of a brutal public stoning.

Omer, right, is allegedly pictured at a public beheading in northern Iraq.

One of Islamic State's most feared executioners Abu Omer, aka White Beard, has been captured by Iraqi security forces. Picture: Supplied
One of Islamic State's most feared executioners Abu Omer, aka White Beard, has been captured by Iraqi security forces. Picture: Supplied

 

 

Members of the security forces took selfies with the captured terror suspect. Picture: ABNA 24
Members of the security forces took selfies with the captured terror suspect. Picture: ABNA 24

 

More recent pictures published by AhlulBayt News Agency purportedly show Omer after he was apprehended.

The twisted jihadi can be seen emerging from a police car surrounded by armed officers as he is led away to a police station.

Omer's capture means the IS chief now faces the possibility of his own execution.

Fewer than 1000 of the terror group's fighters still remain in Iraq and Syria, with both countries declaring victory the extremists in recent weeks.

The international coalition is now working to hunt down and eliminate the survivors.

White Beard addressed the crowd before the victims had their heads hacked off. Picture: Supplied
White Beard addressed the crowd before the victims had their heads hacked off. Picture: Supplied


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