Leaders of Mozambican Militant Group Revealed

Until recently, the top leadership of the rising Islamist Mozambican militant group, Ansar al-Sunna, had been a matter of speculation. However, in mid-August, the country’s police chief released several names of suspected Islamists who the country’s security and intelligence agencies believe are ringleaders of the... MORE

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Boko Haram to Ansaru to ISWAP: A Post-Mortem Analysis of Abu Fatima

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