Abdul Shakoor al-Turkistani

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Abdul Shakoor al-Turkistani
Emeti Yakuf.jpg
Emir of the East Turkestan Islamic Movement
In office
2010–2012
Preceded by Abdul Haq
Succeeded by Abdullah Mansour
Personal details
Religion Sunni Islam
Military service
Allegiance East Turkestan Islamic Movement
al-Qaeda
Battles/wars Xinjiang conflict
War in North-West Pakistan

Abdul Shakoor al-Turkistani, also known as Abdul Shakoor Damla and Emeti Yakuf,[1] 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.[2] 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.[2]

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 [3]

Abdul Shakoor was killed in North Waziristan in a CIA drone strike on August 24, 2012.[1][4]

See also

East Turkestan Islamic Movement

References