Militant Leadership Monitor – July 2023
The July 2023 issue of Militant Leadership Monitor starts off with a look at Abubakar Mainok, a key ISWAP leader and rival of Abubakar Shekau. Following the brief, there is a discussion of Samia Qalandarani, examining what her suicide bombing suggests for the role of female suicide bombers in the Baluch separatist movement more widely. In the next article, the publication examines al-Bara al-Shishani, the Chechen leader of Liwa al-Muhajireen wal-Ansar. The publication ends with a consideration of the death of senior ISIS leader Usama al-Muhajir by US forces and how it fits in to the general militant and jihadist landscape in Syria.