Faces of Fazlullah

Screenshots from an elegiac film about the previous amir of the Tehrik-i Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Mawlana Fazlullah, who was killed by a U.S. drone in June 2018. Fazlullah is shown speaking to TTP members and locals, firing weapons, leading congregational prayers, offering supplicatory prayer (du’a), meeting with other TTP leaders, and preparing for ‘Eid al-Adha.

Fazlullah with Khalid “Sajna” Mehsud, amir of the TTP’s Mehsud faction in South Waziristan until he was killed in a February 2018 U.S. drone strike.
Fazlullah during ‘Eid al-Adha.
Fazlullah with the current amir of the TTP, Noor Wali Mehsud.
Congregational prayer with Fazlullah and the current TTP amir, Noor Wali Mehsud.

Fazlullah pledges allegiance (bay’a) to the leadership of the Afghan Taliban (Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan).

Fazlullah with Khalid “Sajna” Mehsud
Fazlullah with the late deputy amir of the TTP (right), Khalid Haqqani.

Faces of Islamic State-West Africa

Islamic State-West Africa insurgents engaged in a variety of activities including military attacks, leisure, da’wa propagation, the distribution of zakat, the implementation of their interpretations of “God’s law,” preaching, and media operations. The images highlight IS-WA’s recruitment of children and other youth from across northern Nigeria including in Borno and Yobe.