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Uighur jihadist fought in Afghanistan, killed in Syria

A Uighur commander known as Abu Omar al Turkistani was killed in a US drone strike in Syria on Jan. 1. According to a jihadi biography posted online, he had a lengthy career fighting alongside al Qaeda-linked forces. He purportedly participated in the Battle of Tora Bora in late 2001.


China

China Uighurs: Xinjiang city of Urumqi to ban Islamic veil



China

China plans to fight terror with ‘dozens’ of new cities


China

China and Uighurs Offer Differing Accounts of Violence in Xinjiang