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Militant Leadership Monitor – August 2020

The August 2020 issue of Militant Leadership Monitor features a brief on the notorious kidnapper, Idang Susukan, who was recently arrested in the Philippines; an overview of the radical Kenyan cleric affecting al-Shabaab’s COVID-19 response in Somalia; a look at Ahmad Nishwan, a Maldivian insurgent who was recently eulogized by Islamic State; a deep dive into Ibrahim Sadr, the military commander with significant influence among the Taliban; and an in-depth profile of Abdul-Aziz al-Muhammadawi, shadowy new leader of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units.