Jamal Abdul Karim al-Dabban

Sheik Jamal Abdul Karim al-Dabban (Arabic: جمال عبدالكريم الدبان) (c. 1939 – 17 June 2007) was a moderate Sunni cleric in the city of Tikrit, Iraq.

al-Dabban was the senior Sunni religious leader between July 2004 and his death. He was a moderate Sunni leader with no links to insurgent groups.[1]

On June 24, 2006 he was arrested along with his two sons by the United States Army in Iraq on suspicion of being a terrorist. After mass protest by Iraqi people in Tikrit the American authorities apologized and released him.[2]

al-Dabban died on 17 June 2007 from a heart attack.[1]


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