Militant Leadership Monitor – March 2012 Issue

The March 2012 issue of Militant Leadership Monitor begins with two briefs – one covers the Indian Mujahideen’s Yasin Bhatkal, while the other details the leadership vacuum in the Upper Huallaga Valley. Following the theme of leadership vacuums, the first article profiles the questionable status of Mangal Bagh. The next profile provides an in-depth look at the fascinating Ansar al-Sharia personality, Abu Hamza al-Murqoshi. This article is followed by a review of the life of the founder of Somalia’s armed Islamist movement, Shaykh Hassan Dahir Aweys. The issue concludes with a detailed description of the rise of Mullah Dadullah.