Militant Leadership Monitor – September 2014 Issue

The September 2014 issue of Militant Leadership Monitor begins with a brief on the new leader of the Caucasus Emirate, Abu Muhammad, by noted Chechen analyst Mairbek Vatchagaev. Ebi Spahiu then discusses the recent arrest of Shefqet Krasniqi, the imam of the Grand Mosque in Prishtina, Kosovo. Next, Faisal Suliman Salma al-Mahsna’s death in a raid is detailed by Muhammad Mansour. This is followed by Murad Batal al-Shishani’s glimpse of Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, the spokesman of the Islamic State. Lokman Abu Sakhr of Tunisia is then profiled by Dario Cristiani. Finally, Nicholas Heras covers Abu Malik al-Shami, Jabhat al-Nusra’s amir on the Syrian-Lebanese border.