On 10th February, the Washington Post reported on the bombing by US aircraft of a little-known Chinese terrorist group, East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) – aka the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP).  A USAF spokesman said that the Taliban and ETIM were commingled on the facilities that were bombed, and often work together, adding that “anybody that is an enemy of Afghanistan, we’re going to target them”.  The ETIM comprises ethnic Uyghur militants who want to form a separate state in or near the western Xinjiang region of China, and were formerly based in Pakistan.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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