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Foreign Fighters in Syria: A Militant Leadership Monitor Special Report

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In this Quarterly Special Report (QSR), we focus on the foreign fighters who have flocked to the Syrian conflict from around the world. From the Caucasus to the Black Sea to Indonesia, the Syrianconflict has attracted militants from various corners of the globe to fight against Bashar...

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Militant Leadership Monitor - July 2014

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The July issue of Militant Leadership Monitor begins with briefs on Islamic State militants. Hassan Aboud recently defected to Islamic State and brought with him the group Liwa Dawud. Abu Sayaah Tiyaara leads a besieged chapter of Islamic State in the Damascus suburbs, far from the group's power...

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Militant Leadership Monitor - June 2014 Issue

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Militant Leadership Monitor's June issue begins with briefs on two Syrian militants. Khalid Hayani leads Itihad Liwa’ Shuhada’ Badr against ISIS while Harakat Hazm through Abd Allah ‘Awda may be among the first groups to receive direct military assistance from the United States. Following these is...

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Militant Leadership Monitor - May 2014

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The May 2014 issue of Militant Leadership Monitor begins with two briefs on rival Libyan militia commanders. Shaykh Sha’ban Mas’oud Khalifa Hadia commands the day-to-day operations of Operations Room for Libya's Revolutionaries, a pro-government militia while Uthman Mliqta and Liwa al-Qa'qa are with...

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Militant Leadership Monitor - April 2014 Issue

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The April issue of Militant Leadership Monitor begins with a profile of Maysar Ali Al-Jabouri, a Jabhat al-Nusra amir who is encouraging the split between al-Nusra and ISIS in Syria. This is followed with the next brief covering the connection between anti-balaka militias and Patrice Edouard...

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Militant Leadership Monitor - March 2014 Issue

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The March issue of Militant Leadership Monitor begins with an update on the efforts of Abu Ayman al-Iraqi, a deputy of ISIS commander Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in Eastern Syria. This is followed with a profile of Muhammad Ali Tambako and his expulsion as the vice-chairman of the Bangsamoro Islamic...

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Militant Leadership Monitor - February Issue

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This issue of Militant Leadership Monitor begins with a profile of Muhammad Majid al-Khatib who leads one of the most important armed opposition groups currently waging the Fajr Tawhid campaign against the Assad government in Quneitra governorate, Alwiya al-Furqan. Jacob Zenn follows with the next...

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Militant Leadership Monitor - January 2014 Issue

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The January Issue of Militant Leadership Monitor begins with two briefs by Nicholas A. Heras that discuss the newly announced opposition coalition in Syria, Jaish al-Mujahideen and Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis' escalating attacks against Egypts security forces. The first profile, by Sirwan Kajjo, is of Omar...

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Conflict in South Sudan: A Militant Leadership Monitor Special Report

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In this Quarterly Special Report (QSR) on the conflict in South Sudan, we focus on the civil wars, border disputes and rivalries between ethnic groups that have resulted in over half a century of violence in the country. The QSR begins with an overview by Andrew McGregor of South Sudan’s turbulent...

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Militant Leadership Monitor - December 2013 Issue

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The December Issue of Militant Leadership Monitor features two briefs by Nicholas A. Heras. The first focuses on the recent announcement by eastern Syrian militant leader Saddam al-Jamal of his change of allegiance from the Free Syrian Army to al-Qaeda. The second brief provides a snapshot of Osama...

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Militant Leadership Monitor - November 2013 Issue

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The November Issue of Militant Leadership Monitor features two briefs by Nicholas A. Heras. The first focuses on the recent announcement of the formation of al-Jabhat al-Islamiya (Islamic Front), a coalition of seven powerful opposition groups in Syria, with a look at one of its most prominent...

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The Rise of al-Shabaab: A Militant Leadership Monitor Special Report

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In this Quarterly Special Report (QSR) on the rise of al-Shabaab, we focus on the various militants who are guiding al-Shabaab, an al-Qaeda-aligned militant organization that aims to impose Shari’a in Somalia. The group began as a radical youth wing of Somalia’s Islamic Courts Union in 2006. The QSR...

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Militant Leadership Monitor - October 2013 Issue

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The October Issue of Militant Leadership Monitor features two briefs by Nicholas A. Heras. The first focuses on Ugandan militant Salafist leader Jamil Mukuli who has been accused of complicity in the attack on Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. The second brief concerns Shaykh Muhammad Zahran...

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Militant Leadership Monitor - September 2013 Issue

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The September Issue of Militant Leadership Monitor focuses on militant leaders in Africa and the Middle East. In the first brief, Nicholas A. Heras analyzes an Iraqi Shiite militia leader who has vowed vengeance if the United States and its Allies launch a strike on Syria. The second brief looks at...

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Militant Leadership Monitor - August 2013 Issue

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The August Issue of Militant Leadership Monitor is a special issue. The report begins with two briefs by Nicholas A. Heras on Bin Laden aide Ramzi Mahmud al-Muwafi and Syrian YPG Commander Sipan Hemo, respectively. The following two profiles come from Eurasia Daily Monitor regular contributors...

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Militant Leadership Monitor - July 2013 Issue

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This issue of Militant Leadership Monitor begins with two Briefs, covering Congo's M23 leader Sultani Makenga and Malian Militant Cheibane Ould Hama. The issue continues with a small montage of leaders to watch in post-Mursi Egypt, by Michael W.S. Ryan. Dominic Kalms provides an in-depth look at the...

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Militant Leadership Monitor - June 2012 Issue

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This issue of Militant Leadership Monitor begins with a profile by Guy Fricano of Mexico's Miguel Trevino of Los Zetas who is being targeted for character assassination. Arif Jamal provides a portrait of the top LeT ideologue Amir Hamza. In in-depth look at Mallam Muhammadu, the ideological...

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Militant Leadership Monitor - June 2013 Issue

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In the June issue of MLM Nicholas A. Heras provides two briefs, one concerning a leadership dispute within the Syrian-back Abu al-Fadhal al-Abbas Brigade to Defend the Holy Shrine of Sayida Zeinab and a second brief about a ceasefire negotiated between MNLA leader Bilal ag Acherif and the Malian...

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The North Caucasus Trail of the Boston Bombers: A Militant Leadership Monitor Special Report

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The horrible tragedy in Boston on April 15 has refocused Western attention on Russia’s troubled North Caucasus, which has already experienced more than a decade of turmoil and upheaval. Many perspectives exist in scrutinizing the deadly events surrounding the Boston Marathon terrorist attacks. But...

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Militant Leadership Monitor - May 2012 Issue

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This issue of Militant Leadership Monitor includes profiles of Pakistan's Most Wanted Adnan Rasheed, Laskhar-e-Jhangvi founder Malik Muhammad Ishaq, Lashkar-e-Taiba's Abdul Rahman Makki, and al-Shabaab's Abu Mansoor al-Amriki.

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Militant Leadership Monitor - May 2013 Issue

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In this month's issue of Militant Leadership Monitor, Jamestown analysts have written about militant and criminal underworld figures across the globe. In light of the rising tension between Lebanese Sunnis and Shiites that is being expressed in Syria, Murad Batal al-Shishani drew up a portrait of...

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Militant Leadership Monitor - April 2013 Issue

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This issue of Militant Leadership Monitor includes profiles of Saudi Arabia's Ahmed Abdullah Saleh al-Khazmari al-Zahrani, AQIM's Jemal Oukacha, Libya's Isa Amd al-Majid, the Niger Delta's al-Haji Mujahid Dokubo-Asari (Part Two), and a look at leaders of Ansar al-Sharia in Tunisia.

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Militant Leadership Monitor - March 2013 Issue

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This issue of Militant Leadership Monitor includes in-depth analyses of Ansaru's Khalid al-Barnawi, the Niger Delta's al-Haji Mujahid Dokubu-Asari, succession scenarios after Talabani, and the second part of a who's who in the Jordanian Opposition.

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Pakistan's Tribal Militants: A Militant Leadership Monitor Special Report

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In this Special Report “Pakistan’s Tribal Militants: Profiles from the Pashtun and Baloch Insurgencies,” we examine some of Pakistan’s tribal militant leaders in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) as well as the tribal insurgency in Pakistan’s...

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Militant Leadership Monitor - February 2013 Issue

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This issue of Militant Leadership Monitor includes in-depth portraits of Tripoli's Hussam Abdullah Sabbagh, Hamas Political Bureau Chief Khalid Meshaal, Egypt's Muhammad al-Zawahiri and the Toulouse gunman Muhammad Merah.

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Militant Leadership Monitor - January 2013 Issue

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This issue of Militant Leadership Monitor includes profiles of Alghabass ag Intallah, Syrian Major General Abdulaziz al-Shalal, Who's Who in the Jordanian Opposition, Mullah Nazir the "Good Taliban" and Female PKK leader Sakine Cansiz.

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Mayhem in Mali: A Militant Leadership Monitor Special Report

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In this Quarterly Special Report (QSR) on Mayhem in Mali, we focus on the various Islamist fighters who have taken over northern Mali. The QSR includes profiles of important personalities in the Sahel region such as Abou Zeid, a brutal, committed and resilient militant under whose leadership AQIM...

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Elections in Libya: A Militant Leadership Monitor Special Report

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In this Special Report on the Libya Elections we examine the entrance of militant leaders into the political scene as the country recovers from several decades of Gaddafi's rule. This 2012 Quarterly Special Report features five articles and a timeline commissioned by The Jamestown Foundation.

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The Syrian Uprising: A Militant Leadership Monitor Special Report

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In this “Special Report on The Syrian Uprising: A Focus on Parties and Leadership” we examine the roles of key religious, military, and political actors in the Syrian uprising. This 2012 Quarterly Special Report features five brand-new articles commissioned by The Jamestown Foundation and one highly...

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Boko Haram: A Militant Leadership Monitor Special Report

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In this “Special Report on Boko Haram: Nigeria’s Islamist Movement” we examine the rise of Boko Haram’s elusive leader Abu Shekau, and the policies of the group’s charismatic leader – Mohammed Yusuf – the former leader whose death in 2009 led to Abu Shekau’s rise as well as increased international...

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