Najim Abdullah al-Jubouri

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Najim Abdullah al-Jubouri
Born (1956-10-28) 28 October 1956 (age 61)
Qayyarah, Nineveh Governorate, Iraq
Allegiance  Iraq
Service/branch Iraqi Army
Rank IraqArmyRankInsignia-4.png Major General
Commands held Nineveh Operations Command

Iraqi Civil War

Najim Abdullah al-Jubouri is an Iraqi Major General in the Iraqi security forces and the commander of the Nineveh Operations theater during the ongoing Iraqi Civil War. He is currently in command of Iraqi Army forces attempting to oust the forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant from the Nineveh Governorate during the Battle of Mosul (2016–17).[1][2][3][4][5]

Life and career

Jubouri was born on 28 October 1956 in Qayyarah, south of Mosul. He received his primary education in Samarra and Kut. He joined the military college in 1976 and graduated from the rank as first lieutenant later in 1979.[6]

Early military career

He participated in Iran–Iraq War and the 1991 Gulf War. He continued to served in the military until the US invasion.

Post 2003 invasion

Najim Abdullah al-Jubouri is a veteran of the Ba'athist Iraqi Army. Jubouri was at one point the mayor of the city of Tal Afar from June 2005 to 2008, and assisted coalition forces in counter-insurgency operations.[7] After that, he moved to the United States in 2008[8] but returned to Iraq later in 2015 after living in Virginia for eight years.[9] In 2009, he was a researcher at the National Defense University in Washington DC after graduated in that year.


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  3. ^ "Major General Najim Abdullah al-Jubouri". 
  4. ^ "The Battle for Mosul: Has the US Backed an Incompetent Commander in Iraq?". 
  5. ^ Giblin, Ruaidhrí. "Mosul operation must 'win the people', says Iraqi commander". The Irish Times. 
  6. ^ Omar Ali (14 April 2015). "بالصور...من سيقود عمليات الموصل ؟" (in Arabic). Rudaw Arabic. 
  7. ^ "Iraqi Mayor Writes New Chapter of Success". 
  8. ^ "For top Iraqi commander, Mosul offensive is personal battle". 
  9. ^ "Third U.S. combat death comes as American troops edge closer to the front lines in Iraq". The Washington Post. 
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