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Chinese Uighurs from the Islamic movement of East Turkestan (ETIM) attacked Syrian government forces in Idlib province. It is reported by Al-Masdar News on Thursday, 8 Feb.
In particular, the Chinese, the jihadists used artillery of calibre of 130 mm and more against the forces of Syrian leader Bashar al-Assad’s attacks on rebel positions in the North-West of the country. Such tools are typically used by ETIM and other groups to support large-scale military operations.
The publication reports that three days of active military action did not bring results. However, the rebels continued heavily shelling Syrian military positions.
Wednesday, February 7, Telegram-channel 4 Directorate responsible for monitoring activities of terrorists, reported that the aircraft of Russian air force and Syrian air force destroyed several militant groups “Khayat Tahrir al-sham” (HTS). Despite the bombing, they continue to attack areas West of Abu Duhur airbase in Idlib province.
The airbase of Abu Duhur in 2015 was under the control of militants HTS created on the basis of the banned in Russia “Dzhabhat EN-Nusra.” 20 January it became known that the terrorists left the facility after fierce fighting with the Syrian army.
In Northwest China there are Islamic radicals, advocating for the establishment of an independent state of East Turkestan. In 2015, it was reported that the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG, is prohibited in Russia) is trying to expand its influence in the world, recruiting more and more citizens of the PRC, in particular the Uighurs, seeking independence from Beijing.
Video, photo All from Russia.