How Syria’s civil war drew Uygur fighters and shaped the separatist group in China’s crosshairs

//How Syria’s civil war drew Uygur fighters and shaped the separatist group in China’s crosshairs

How Syria’s civil war drew Uygur fighters and shaped the separatist group in China’s crosshairs

When the US last month removed the East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM) from its list of terrorist organisations, China hit back at its “two-faced approach” to confronting extremist groups. Beijing blames ETIM for attacks in Xinjiang province, home to China’s mostly Muslim Uygur population.The US delisting decision was made quietly and under orders from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo while the country was in the throes of the presidential election campaign. A State Department spokesperson…

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