Uighur jihadist fought in Afghanistan, killed in Syria

The Long War Journal - 15 February 2017 - From Caleb Weiss
Ansar Jihad, an al Qaeda-linked jihadi outfit in Syria that draws most of its members from Central Asia, released a biography of its slain military emir (leader) last month. The emir, known as Abu Omar al Turkistani, was killed in a US drone strike in Idlib Province on Jan. 1. (...more)