This issue of Militant Leadership Monitor includes profiles of Pakistan’s Most Wanted Adnan Rasheed, Laskhar-e-Jhangvi founder Malik Muhammad Ishaq, Lashkar-e-Taiba’s Abdul Rahman Makki, and al-Shabaab’s Abu Mansoor al-Amriki.
The October Issue of Militant Leadership Monitor features two briefs by Nicholas A. Heras. The first focuses on Ugandan militant Salafist leader Jamil Mukuli who has been accused of complicity in the attack on Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. The second brief concerns Shaykh... MORE
The December Issue of Militant Leadership Monitor features two briefs by Nicholas A. Heras. The first focuses on the recent announcement by eastern Syrian militant leader Saddam al-Jamal of his change of allegiance from the Free Syrian Army to al-Qaeda. The second brief provides a snapshot of Osama Amin al-Shihabi... MORE
In the June issue of MLM Nicholas A. Heras provides two briefs, one concerning a leadership dispute within the Syrian-back Abu al-Fadhal al-Abbas Brigade to Defend the Holy Shrine of Sayida Zeinab and a second brief about a ceasefire negotiated between MNLA leader Bilal ag... MORE
In this Quarterly Special Report (QSR) on the rise of al-Shabaab, we focus on the various militants who are guiding al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda-aligned militant organization that aims to impose Shari’a in Somalia. The group began as a radical youth wing of Somalia’s Islamic Courts Union... MORE