Abdul Shakoor al-Turkistani
|Abdul Shakoor al-Turkistani|
|Emir of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement|
|Preceded by||Abdul Haq|
|Succeeded by||Abdullah Mansour|
|Allegiance||East Turkestan Islamic Movement
War in North-West Pakistan
Abdul Shakoor al-Turkistani, also known as Abdul Shakoor Damla and Emeti Yakuf, was the emir of the East Turkistan Islamic Party, an Islamist organisation that seeks independence for China's Xinjiang province and for it to become an Islamic state. In August 2011, Adbul Shakoor reportedly appeared in a video with his face obscured taking responsibility for the 2011 Kashgar attacks and 2011 Hotan attack.
Abdul Shakoor reportedly took command of al Qaeda forces in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas in April 2011 after Saif al-Adel left the region, according to the jihadist newspaper Karachi Islam 
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