Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Uzbek KTJ & Uighur TIP rebels in Aleppo are part of al Qaeda's international network

"Other groups belonging to Jaysh al Fath include Jaysh al Sunna, Ajnad al Sham and Katibat al Tawhid wal Jihad (KTJ), all of which participated in the offensive." "The KTJ is a predominately Uzbek group that formally pledged allegiance to Al Nusrah last September. Jihadists closely allied with Jaysh al Fath took part in the fighting. The Syrian arm of the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP), which is comprised mainly of Uighurs and is part of al Qaeda’s international network, produced a video trumpeting the beginning of campaign."