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Central Asian Salafi-Jihadi and Al Qaeda: From Bayat to global Jihad


BISHKEK (TCA) — Radical Islamists from Central Asia continue to join the ranks of global terrorist organizations, representing a threat to their home region and countries. We are republishing the following article on the issue, written by Uran Botobekov*:

In January 2019, the Central Asian terrorist group Katibat Tawhid wal Jihad (KTJ) publicly renewed its Bayat (oath of allegiance) to Ayman al-Zawahiri, al Qaeda’s global chief. More than seven years after the killing of Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda continues to attract Central Asian Salafi groups. This trend has intensified since the start of the Syrian civil war, where several thousand …read more

Source: The Times of Central Asia

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