Militant Leadership Monitor – January 2023
The January 2023 issue of Militant Leadership Monitor starts off with a discussion of Mahmood Barry, who is increasingly becoming the face of JNIM, the al-Qaeda affiliate in Mali. Following the brief, there is a profile of Shahid Mehmood, the international financier of Lashkar-e-Taiba, a Pakistan-based terrorist group. In the next article, the publication looks at Abu Zachariah, the leader of the beleaguered IS affiliate in Southeast Asia. The publication ends with a biography of Meraghni “Akil” El-Hadj Ali, an Algerian jihadist whose curious path of radicalization and re-radicalization has provoked much discussion in the Algerian press.