Militant Leadership Monitor – December 2023

The December 2023 issue of Militant Leadership Monitor starts off with a post-mortem of Mudzrimar “Mundi” Sawadjaan, formerly Abu Sayyaf’s most wanted militant. Following the brief, there is a look at Mohammad Bazzi, a key Hezbollah financier that has been arrested and extradited to the United States. In the next article, the publication examines Mikhail “Pitbull” Turkanov and the rise of the Russian volunteer unit composed largely of former soccer hooligans, “Española.” The publication ends with a consideration of Abdul Bari, the recently arrested mastermind of several gruesome attacks against Pakistan’s Hazara Shia community.