He’s known as ‘The Angel of Death’.
Nicknamed the ‘father of archangel of death’ in Arabic, Abu Azrael has become the poster boy of the Imam Ali brigade, a Iraqi Shi’a militia group sponsored by Iran.
He is believed to be a 40-year-old former university lecturer, who left his home to fight Islamic State back in June 2014.
Such is his fame, his fan page on social media has attracted over a quarter of a million supporters.
Pictures show the bald fighter kitted out in his military fatigues, posing with his famous axe and a heavy machine gun.
Well known for his sense of humour, one video shows Abu Azrael using a captured ISIS walkie-talkie to taunt and mock the depraved savages of ISIS.
It is possible he was motivated to join the fight after a representative of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani issued a call to arms in Friday prayers in mid June 2014.
Determined to defend his home and country, Abu Azrael joined the Imam Ali brigade, a Iraqi Shi’a militia heavily supported by Iran.
The militia has recently been fighting alongside the Iraqi army in a bid to re-capture the Iraqi city of Tikrit.
With the arrival of the Iraqi Rambo, morale is high among the Iraqi Shi’a militias, who appear confident in ridding ISIS from Iraq.