Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP)

The Turkistan Islamic Party is a militant group with an obscure presence in its home territory of China and an active, visible presence overseas in the Syrian war. They first threatened attacks on the 2008 Olympic Games. Chinese officials have labeled TIP the leading terrorist organization involved in a separatist movement in western China. Operations in Syria 2017Top TiP Commander in Syria is Ibrahim Manour.  It is well know that he travels both to and from Syria regularly.  In 2017, a Turkish paper, Meydan, exposed Uyghur contractor named Nurali in Istanbul’s Zeytinburnu district that dispersed Turkish passports to Chinese nationals from Xinjiang for travel into Syria.TiP controls Jisr al Shoghur, Idlib province, Syria.  Estimated strength in Syira 10,000-20,000 including entire families. TiP also operates in the area of al-Zambaqi near the border with Turkey, where TiP runs a large prison.Female MembershipIn 2013 TIP…

Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP), also known as East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM), Islamic Party of Turkestan is an active group formed c. 2008.
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