rising leaders of ISIS & Boko Haram

Soulemane, whose full nom de guerre is Abu Souleymane al-Faransi (& is a lieutenant of Adnani’s), is believed to be a French national in his 30s who is of either Moroccan or Tunisian ancestry, according to Ludovico Carlino, a senior analyst with IHS Conflict Monitor in London.  Mr. Carlino says he believes that Souleymane was promoted to be the top terrorism planner for Europe after Mr. Abaaoud’s (a Belgian) death.      –NY Times, 8-4-16, p. A7

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Mr. Sarfo learned that there was one outsize figure behind the group’s strategies and ambitions:  “The big man behind everything is Abu Muhammad al-Adnani,” (real name is  Taha Subhi Falaha, a Syrianhead of ISIS internal security and external special forces.        –NY Times, 8-4-16, p. A6

Abu Muhammad al-Adnani
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Abu Musab al-Barnawi is now the “wali” or leader and Shekau is not,” said Jacob Zenn, an African affairs fellow at the Jamestown Foundation, a Washington-based research org, speaking of Boko Haram.      –NY Times, 8-4-16, p. A8   Abu Musab al-Barnawi

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What we know about Boko Haram’s new leader, Abu Musab al-Barnawi

 

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