East Turkestan Islamic Movement Terrorist Organizations // East Turkestan Islamic Movement



ETIM is one of the most militant Uighur separatist groups fighting for the establishment of an independent East Turkestan. Much about the group is unknown due to a lack of reliable information. Hasan Makhsum, a Uighur from the Kashgar region of Xinjiang, China, is thought to have founded ETIM. China has labeled ETIM a terrorist group. The United States, Turkey and the United Kingdom have also added ETIM to official terrorist lists. The group has participated in bomb attacks on civilian...

 

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