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Militant Leadership Monitor – July 2021

the July 2021 issue of Militant Leadership Monitor features a brief on the Herat warlord Ismael Khan, who has returned to the frontlines to fight the Taliban; an examination of infamous al-Qaeda ideological theoretician Abu Musab al-Suri’s role in promoting lone wolf attacks; a look at the recently arrested Mufti Amir Hamza, who is at the forefront of radicalizing Bangladeshi youth; an analysis of Muslim Abu Walid al-Shishani, the Chechen warlord at odds with HTS in Idlib; and an in-depth look at Khairullah Khairkhwa, the Taliban leader who recently spoke with high-level Indian officials.