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Brief: JNIM Pursuing Localized Agenda in Mali

In recent months, the northwestern Syria-based militant group Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), which operates under the leadership of Abu Muhammed al-Julani, has reasserted that its operational and geographical agenda is limited to only a local scope. The group, furthermore, has lived up to these claims... MORE

Brief: Abu Sayyaf Surrenders Indicate Growing Dysfunction

On May 23, eight former Abu Sayyaf members surrendered to the Philippine government by handing over their guns and pledging loyalty to the state (, May 26). This continues the broader depletion of the group’s ranks due to defections, which have put the group on... MORE