Musa Khan Jalalzai
Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 2 May 2020 This article is exclusive for RIEAS.
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In Central Asia, the focus of Jihadists groups has been the Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Russian Federation. But it is unclear how many Central Asian fighters will ultimately seek to return to their countries of origin, and if they do, whether any of them will remain committed to ISIS. Before the rise of ISIS, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) was the main Central Asian extremist organization in the field. Its base of operations is in Afghanistan and Pakistan. ..Read more