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Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan/Islamic Party of Turkestan

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Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU). The group renamed itself the Islamic Party of Turkestan in 2002. After most of the group joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in 2015, some began using the moniker Khorasan State.


The IMU is largely made up of militant Islamist extremists from Uzbekistan, along with other Central Asian nationalities and ethnic groups. Its area of operations includes Afghanistan, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. It also...

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