Militant Leadership Monitor – March 2014 Issue

The March issue of Militant Leadership Monitor begins with an update on the efforts of Abu Ayman al-Iraqi, a deputy of ISIS commander Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in Eastern Syria. This is followed with a profile of Muhammad Ali Tambako and his expulsion as the vice-chairman of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters in the southern Philippines. Muhyadin Ahmed Roble then writes a snapshot of al-Shabaab member Ahmed Abdiqadir Abdullahi “Isku-dhuq,’ who was killed in U.S. raid in Somalia in January 2014. Next, a profile of Abd al-Krim al-Tergui who is one of the few high-ranking non-Algerians in al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb is put forward by Dario Cristiani.  Brian Glyn Williams writes a post mortem analysis of Doku Umarov, the recently deceased amir of the Caucasian Emirate, who has been called “Russia’s Bin Laden.” The issue concludes with a look at the leader of Movement for Unity and Jihad in West Africa by Andrew McGregor.