Ruthless Iraqi housewife eludes ISIS, becomes terror group’s NO. 1 target as she exacts brutal revenge

It turns out that the biggest fear of Islamic State militants isn’t an attack be Yazidi militia or even one by a large country like Russia or the United States.

It’s a middle-aged Iraqi housewife who is hell-bent on avenging all the times her house has been blown up and her village attacked by the terrorists.

Clip via CNN

Wahida Mohamed, 39 — better known as Um Hanadi — leads scores of men in her own attacks against her sworn enemy, and she uses their own tactics against them but goes them once better.

Not only does she behead her enemy, she cooks their noggins up in a big pot.

She and her men comprise a tribal force numbering about 70, who recently helped Iraq drive the terrorists out of her village, Shirt, which lies about 50 miles south of Mosul.

And the men– contrary to rural Middle Eastern tradition — obey her every command.

Um Hanadi has been at it for decades.

“I began fighting the terrorists in 2004, working with Iraqi security forces and the coalition,” she said. And she soon attracted the attention of the terrorists.

“I received threats from the top leadership of ISIS, including from Abu Bakr (al-Baghdadi) himself,” she told CNN.

Um Hanadi displaying here scars from assassination attempts
Um Hanadi displaying here scars from assassination attempts

“But I refused,” she added before bragging. “I’m at the top of their most wanted list, even more than the Prime Minister.”

Militants tried to assassinate her six times, each time leaving scars and shrapnel on her body.

The terrorists did, however, manage to kill her father, three brothers and her first two husbands. The terrorists paid a dear price for turning her loved ones into martyrs.

“I fought them. I beheaded them. I cooked their heads, I burned their bodies.”

Which could help explain why her men follow her every command.


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