Militant Leadership Monitor – October 2014 Issue

The October 2014 issue of Militant Leadership Monitor begins with two briefs on Syrian fighters by Nicholas Heras. Abu Issa is the leader of FSA affiliate Liwa Thuwar al-Raqqa and has worked to coordinate operations with the Syrian Kurds as they fight against the Islamic State organization at Kobane. On the other side, Muhammad al’Sa’eed and Liwa al-Quds fight with the Syrian regime for control of Aleppo. Next, a glimpse of Adnan Rashid, prison break mastermind and leader of Ansar al-Aseer, is provided by Farhan Zahid. Animesh Roul follows with a profile of al-Qaeda in the Indian subcontinent leader Aasim Umar. Panagiota Roupa, the leader of the Greek anarchist group Revolutionary Struggle, is then profiled by John C.K. Daly. In closing, Yasir Kuoti gives a post-mortem analysis of Muhsen al-Fadhli, the leader of the Khorasan Group.