Feud between Comanchero bikie gang and their underworld rivals is revealed to be behind tit-for-tat series of deadly shootings as victim’s brother jailed ‘for his own protection’ fights to be released
- Several brutal murders in Australia have been linked to a feud between criminals
- The Comanchero bikie gang is believed to be feuding with Ahmad crime gang
- Comanchero allegedly killed the underworld figure Mahmoud ‘Brownie’ Ahmad
- The slaying then led to a series of shocking shootings in a brutal and bloody feud
A bloody feud between the Comanchero and a notorious crime gang are behind a series of violent executions that have shocked Australia, police allege.
Police told the Federal Court this week the bloody dispute between the Ahmads and the motorcycle gang saw three people killed within a few weeks earlier this year.
The first killing saw the Comanchero allegedly carry out the brutal murder of underworld figure Mahmoud ‘Brownie’ Ahmad on April 27.
Comanchero heavyweight Tarek Zahed and his brother Omar were then gunned down outside an Auburn gym, in western Sydney, ‘as revenge’ on May 10, police say.
Ahmad’s nephew Rami Iskander was then shot and killed outside his home in Belmore four days later.
The first killing saw the Comanchero allegedly carry out the brutal murder of underworld figure Mahmoud ‘Brownie’ Ahmad
Takek Zahed (seated) and his brother Omar (standing) were gunned down outside a gym in Sydney’s west in May. Omar died as a result of the shooting
The public revelation comes after Ahmad’s brother, Youssef, asked to be released from jail.
He has been kept behind bars since his parole was revoked on August 5 and is expected to serve his sentence until June 2023.
Police allege Youseff wants to be released from jail so he can get ‘retaliation’ on those responsible for gunning down his brother.
In police documents, it was revealed it was ‘widely known’ Mahmoud Ahmad had a conflict with the Comanchero before his death.
Several underworld figures were being extorted by Mahmoud Ahmad and the slain gangster is believed to have been behind a series of break-ins targeting their businesses.
Ahmad’s shooting led to the Zahed’s being gunned down, with Omar dying, though Tarek managed to miraculously survive.
The ‘retaliation’ shooting of the Zaheds is one of several police allege Youssef was planning after the death of his brother Mahmoud.
Youssef is fighting Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus for his freedom despite detectives stating they returned him to prison, in part, for his own safety.
A police intelligence report noted Youseff was ‘at extreme risk of being murdered’.
Four days later, Ahmad’s nephew Rami Iskander was shot and killed outside his home in Belmore
Ahmad’s shooting led to the Zahed’s being gunned down, with Omar (left) dying, though Tarek (right) managed to miraculously survive
However, his legal team disputed the ‘bold assertion’ he was plotting revenge attacks.
They also argued he was not linked to the Ahmad gang and just shared a last name.
‘A nonviolent man with no evidence of violence … to now have put against him that he is planning multiple murders – that is a great leap,’ his barrister said.
Lawyers acting for the Attorney-General allege Youssef never denied being part of the Ahmad crime network and that his weapons convictions meant he ‘had the means’ to retaliate.
He had been released in 2021 on parole for serious drugs charges and if his appeal fails he will remain in custody to serve out the rest of that sentence until July 2023.
Ahmad’s nephew Rami Iskander was shot and killed outside his home in Belmore after the Zahed shooting
Meanwhile, Comanchero powerbroker Tarek was arrested in August by cops after his BMW was blasted with plastic bullets in a broad daylight ambush.
The gang’s sergeant-at-arms was taken in at gunpoint by heavily armed police on New South Head Road in Edgecliff, in Sydney’s east, for his alleged role in the kidnapping and murder of Youssef Assoum in 2014.
Exclusive pictures obtained by Daily Mail Australia show the injured bikie boss, 41, sitting on the road beside his damaged BMW hatchback, dazed and with blood dripping down his face as he was spoken to by police.