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.
Birth: 1 January 1981 (Age: 36)
Source of Influence: Extremists
Status: Featured in current year