For the original character, see Imran Zakhaev.

Imran Zakhaev (Russian: Имран Захаев) is a character mentioned in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.


Imran Zakhaev is an Ultranationalist and arms dealer and one of the two main antagonists of the Spec Ops story. Sometimes before the death of General Roman Barkov, Zakhaev was almost killed by John Price and MacMillan during a mission in Pripyat.

The Ultranationalists, among them Imran and his son Victor were interested with Hadir Karim's actions and philosophy and planned to free him from custody in Russia.

After the death of Omar "The Wolf" Sulaman, Khaled Al-Asad became the new leader of Al-Qatala and with the weapons and materials acquired from Imran Zakhaev and his faction, Zakhaev Arms, launched a full-scale assault against Verdansk in Kastovia in March 3rd, 2020.

Zakhaev has a past with the Spetsnaz Operator Nikto, having personally tortured him and leaving permanent damage.

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