Muhammed Amin, an ethnic Uygur fighting for Islamic State in Syria. Photo: Handout
Muhammed Amin, an ethnic Uygur fighting for Islamic State in Syria. Photo: Handout
Xinjiang

How Syria’s civil war drew Uygur fighters and shaped the separatist group TIP in China’s crosshairs

  • The ETIM was delisted as a terror group by the US, but its successor – the Turkistan Islamic Party – has links to al-Qaeda, and a stable of Uygur fighters in Syria
  • China’s clampdown on Uygurs has fuelled radicalisation, prompting many to ‘flee right into the arms of militant groups’, according to an analyst

Muhammed Amin, an ethnic Uygur fighting for Islamic State in Syria. Photo: Handout
Muhammed Amin, an ethnic Uygur fighting for Islamic State in Syria. Photo: Handout
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