Syrian War Daily – 12th of April 2017

Hello and welcome to the 59th installment of the SWD.

Military events are listed below by the governorates:

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The Path of Jihad from Turkestan to Syria

Fighters from Turkestan region constitute a fairly-sized chunk of all the foreign fighters fighting in Syria. After the Caucasus fighters (Chechens primarily), they are thought to be the second best foreign fighters used as shock troops and for that reason they are very respected in various “jihadi communities”. Aforementioned Turkestan is a region in Central Asia that encompasses Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and parts of Russia, Mongolia, China and Afghanistan. Focus of this article will be on the east Turkestan area that has the highest extremist presence and the best way to start is with the origins of it. Continue reading