Uzbek Group Active in Syria: Bonds with JFS & Jund al ShamTawhid wal Jihad (KTJ) is an Uzbek group which consists of predominantly Uzbek and Kyrgyz militants. It is not clear when this group was established: some sources mention 2013; others, 2014. It pledged alliance to Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) / Jabhat al-Nusra (JN) / Nusra Front on 29 September 2015. KTJ repeatedly blames Russia and the USA for waging war against Islam. KTJ's leader is Abu Saloh, who is allegedly a citizen of Uzbekistan. According to the group's propaganda, they adhere to the al-Qaeda brand of jihadism. Abdullah al Muhaysini and Abu Ubayda al Madani, who is the Uzbek Emir of Sayfullah Shishani's group (Jund al-Sham -- Syria), repeatedly appear in the group's videos.Area of OperationsThe group is active in Aleppo and Idlib provinces. The network runs at least two training camps near Aleppo and in Latakia, which were established in 2013. It is unclear if the group has a training facility…
Katibat al Tawhid wal Jihad
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