Sniper Ali Jayad al-Salhi has been vaulted into legend, virtually becoming a new saint for the Shiite community since his death. Photo: YouTube
Sniper Ali Jayad al-Salhi has been vaulted into legend, virtually becoming a new saint for the Shiite community since his death. Photo: YouTube

analysis | The ‘martyr’ sniper who became legend after killing 384 Islamic State fighters

Ali Jayad al-Salhi took pride in his skill. He told of how a flying bird gave away the location of an IS sniper atop a date palm. He often told of a duel with a female IS sniper, whom he killed after he tricked her into believing he was dead

Sniper Ali Jayad al-Salhi has been vaulted into legend, virtually becoming a new saint for the Shiite community since his death. Photo: YouTube
Sniper Ali Jayad al-Salhi has been vaulted into legend, virtually becoming a new saint for the Shiite community since his death. Photo: YouTube
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