Militant Leadership Monitor – July 2013 Issue

This issue of Militant Leadership Monitor begins with two Briefs, covering Congo’s M23 leader Sultani Makenga and Malian Militant Cheibane Ould Hama. The issue continues with a small montage of leaders to watch in post-Mursi Egypt, by Michael W.S. Ryan. Dominic Kalms provides an in-depth look at the career of General Salim Idriss, former Assad loyalist turned rebel commander. Dario Cristiani profiles Jamal Oukacha as the new AQIM leader, drawing comparisons to former AQIM leader Abu Zeid. The issue concludes with a rich analysis of Muhammad Khayrat al-Shater – “the power behind the throne in Mursi’s Egypt.”