Briefs

Al-Qaeda’s Man in the Indian Kashmir Insurgency: Zakir Musa

Apparently, al-Qaeda finds it difficult to lure in fresh Islamist militants amid the rise of the Islamic State (IS) in 2014 and the establishment of its self-proclaimed Islamic Caliphate. This is not the case in South Asia. Al-Qaeda Central remains strong in the region, and... MORE

AL-BARNAWI VS. SHEKAU—JIHADIST RIVALRIES IN NIGERIA

In August 2016, the Islamic State designated Abu Mus'ab al-Barnawi as the new leader of its Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) (Jihadology, August 3, 2016). Abubakar Shekau, in turn, was dropped from that position, leading him to revive Jamā'at Ahl al-Sunnah li-l-Da'wah wa-l-Jihād... MORE

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CAPTURED: Wali Jamal al-Mashhadani Reveals Inner Workings of IS

On November 29, 2018, the Iraqi National Intelligence Service (INIS) announced that it had arrested Jamal al-Mashhadani, a senior member of Islamic State (IS). Al-Mashhadani occupied senior positions in IS, including as the provincial ruler (Wali) of IS’ self-districted provinces of North Baghdad, Kirkuk. He... MORE