Militant Leadership Monitor – April 2014 Issue

The April issue of Militant Leadership Monitor begins with a profile of Maysar Ali Al-Jabouri, a Jabhat al-Nusra amir who is encouraging the split between al-Nusra and ISIS in Syria. This is followed with the next brief covering the connection between anti-balaka militias and Patrice Edouard Ngaissona in the Central African Republic. Zainul Abid provides a sketch of Ahrar ul-Hind leader Umar Qasmi who recently broke away from the Pakistani Taliban. Sirwan Kajjo follows with a snapshot of the leader of the Asayish Kurdish security forces in Syria, Juan Ibrahim. Next, John Daly offers a profile of Benito and Wilma Tiamzon, the husband and wife team behind the New People’s Army in the Philippines who were recently arrested. The issue concludes with a look at Syed Salahuddin of Hizbul Mujahideen who has been involved with militant efforts in Kashmir for decades by Animesh Roul.