News reports in the region recently named him as the Islamic State-appointed governor or wali of Khorasan.
Khair Ulla Said wali Khairkhwa was a notorious heroin trafficker.
Yazidis from Sinjar report that ISIS has named him the wali, or mayor, of Snuny, a region north of the mountain.
Still, wali is optimistic about the chances of reconciliation despite the deep divisions in the country.
wali Dad used to lie in the window-seat for hours at a time watching this view.
Colonel Ripon had accompanied the force, as the wali's adviser.
At last they were only one day's march from wali Dad's little mud home.
And let the rhymsters chisel on the monument whatever they like about sculptures and the wali.
Now this man was the wali of the town to which he was going, but he did not know that.
We called there to do a civility to the wali, and leave two soldiers there.