Al-Julani, Abu Muhammad

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Al-Julani, Abu Muhammad

Birth: 1 January 1981 (Age: 36)

Source of Influence: Extremists

Status: Featured in current year

Al-Julani is the current Emir and founder of the Syrian militant group now known as Jabhet Fateh al-Sham. It is the main force fighting the Syrian regime and until recently was allied to al-Qaeda. It formally renounced links with al-Qaeda in July 2016 in an attempt to show that the group is focused on regime change in Syria alone, and does not have wider regional goals.