Katibat al Ghuraba al Turkistan (KGT) - al Qaeda (AQC)

Ideologically Identifies with AQC Al Ghuraba translates to the "strangers", Katibat al Ghuraba al Turkistan (KGT) is composed of foreign fighters mostly ethnic Uyghurs.  Though the true affiliation of the group remains unknown, they have been known to fight alongside HTS, and ideologically identify with AQC.  It is also unclear what relationship they maintain with Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) the largest Uyghur group in Syria.  StrengthMost of the posted images of combat units show no more than 30 fighters, KGT maintains child training camps indicating the group may be much larger than what is shown on social media. It is also important to note that all images released on KGT media blur out the fighters faces or are concealed with masks, a good indication that KGT is using Syria as a training ground and do not want its seasoned fighters to be identified later in continuing operations elsewhere. KGT Logo taken from Telegram channel -…

Katibat al Ghuraba al Turkistan (KGT) - al Qaeda (AQC), also known as Katibat al Ghuraba (KaG) is a group formed c. 2017.
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