Central Asian Jihadi Groups Join Taliban’s “Al-Fath Jihadi Operations”

Al Qaeda-backed Central Asian jihadist groups Katibat Imam al Bukhari (KIB), the Islamic Jihad Union (IJU) and the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP), consisting mainly of Uzbeks from the Fergana Valley of Central Asia and Uyghurs of Chinese Xinjiang, jointly conducted the “Al-Fath Jihadi Operations” alongside the Taliban in Afghanistan amid the US-Taliban negotiation.

KIB’s online media channel “Katibat Imam al-Bukhari under the Islamic Emirateof Afghanistan” that implies a Taliban’s subsidiary began to regularly publish news about the “victorious offensives of the warriors of Islam.” Even as IJU’s main two social media channels Badr at-Tawhid and al-Sodiqlar TV often release videos featuring both the Taliban and IJU on the joint battleground.

As reported by Modern Diplomacy, on April 14, 2019, KIB’s Telegram channel reported that “al Bukhari’s Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate attacked enemy positions and killed 36 militaries of the Kabul administration, among which 4 were high-ranking commanders.

Telegram’s online channel also published an audio message by the emir of the KIB’s Afghan division Jumabai Hafizahulloh, who calls on the Mujahideen to “commit Istighfar (the act of seeking forgiveness from Allah) to defeat foreign invaders led by the United States of Satan and establish Sharia law in Afghanistan.”

21 / May 2019
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