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
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

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