07 Feb '18, 8am

US drone strikes have killed TIP fighters in FATA and in Afghanistan in the past e.g.

A Uighur terrorist, thought to be either Abdul Haq al Turkistani or Emeti Yakuf (Abdul Shakoor Turkistani), from a videotape released by the Eastern Turkistan Islamic Party in 2008. The emir of the Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP) who was appointed by al Qaeda to direct operations in Pakistan’s tribal areas is rumored to have been killed in the flurry of drone strikes that took place in North Waziristan this week. Emeti Yakuf and three of his “commanders” are thought to have been killed in Friday’s drone strike on a training camp in the Shawal Valley, Pakistani intelligence told Dawn . Two leaders of the Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan were also reportedly killed in the same strike. Yakuf’s death has not been confirmed. US intelligence officials told The Long War Journal that they are investigating reports of Yakuf’s death, and that he is one of numerous senior terrorist ...

Full article: https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2012/08/turkistan...

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