Militant Leadership Monitor – May 2014

The May 2014 issue of Militant Leadership Monitor begins with two briefs on rival Libyan militia commanders. Shaykh Sha’ban Mas’oud Khalifa Hadia commands the day-to-day operations of Operations Room for Libya’s Revolutionaries, a pro-government militia while Uthman Mliqta and Liwa al-Qa’qa are with General Haftar. Animesh Roul offers a portrait of Jasim Uddin Rahmani, the recently arrested leader of Ansarullah Bangla Team of Bangladesh. Next, a port-mortem analysis of Tatar jihadist Rais Mingaleev, who was killed by Russian security services in May, is given by Mairbek Vatchagaev. Zainul Abid covers Haji Najibullah, the leader of Taliban splinter group Feda’i Mahaz. Jacob Zenn then updates his profile of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau. Finally, the leader of Darfur’s Justice and Equality Movement, Jibril Ibrahim, is detailed by Andrew McGregor.