MLM May Front

Militant Leadership Monitor – May 2023

The May 2023 issue of Militant Leadership Monitor starts off with a discussion of the reemergence of al-Shabaab’s reclusive leader, Ahmed Diriye. Following the brief, there is a look at Pakistani militant Iqbal Bali’s death, which is considered a major victory for Pakistan’s counter-terrorism forces. In the next article, the publication looks at West Papuan militant Eganius Kogoya, whose attacks since 2018 have garnered increasing international attention. The publication ends with the life story and rise to power of Sudanese General “Hemedti,” one of the two major power players in the ongoing Sudanese conflict.