Militant Leadership Monitor – October 2023

The October 2023 issue of Militant Leadership Monitor starts off with a look at Ras Abdula and Janhar Abdulhari, two high-level Abu Sayyaf leaders that were recently arrested in the Philippines. Following the brief, there is a discussion of Abdul Kabir, the former acting prime minister of Taliban-ruled Afghanistan. In the next article, the publication considers the life of Saddam Haftar, youngest son and heir apparent of Marshal Khalifa Haftar, leader of one of the two major factions in Libya. The publication ends with an examination of Shafiq Mengal and the rise of his “death squads” in Balochistan.