Militant Leadership Monitor – December 2018

The December 2018 issue of the Militant Leadership Monitor features a brief on the jihadist rivalry taking place between Abu Mus’ab al-Barnawi and Abubakar Shekau in Nigeria; an update on Somali founder of al-Shabaab turned repentant jihadist Shaykh Mukhtar Robow Ali, who now sees himself once again as an enemy of the Mogadishu government; an assessment of three Western women defining the next frontier of women in jihad; and a profile of the leader of Haya’t Tahrir al-Sham, Abu Muhammad al-Julani.