30 Apr '15, 3pm

Turkistan Islamic Party had significant role recent Idlib offensive

Video released by the Turkistan Islamic Party in Syria The Turkistan Islamic Party (TIP), an al Qaeda-linked jihadist group that operates in Syria and Central Asia, played a significant role in the recent offensive in Jisr al Shughur in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib. Evidence of the TIP’s role in Jisr al Shughur is seen in a video that was produced by Islam Awazi, the TIP’s official media wing. Also, other data released on social media suggest the group lost at least 20 fighters in the battle for the northern Syrian town. The jihadist group fought in the “Battle of Victory” coalition in the recent offensive, which included the Al Nusrah Front, Ahrar al Sham, Ansar Sham, Jaish al Islam, the Jabhat Ansar al Din (which includes the Chechen Jaish al Muhajireen wal Ansar, the Moroccan Harakat Sham al Islam, and the native Syrian group Harakat Fajr al Sham al Islamiyya)...

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