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
Born c. 1965
Died August 24, 2012(2012-08-24) (aged 46–47)
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][4]

Abdul Shakoor was killed in North Waziristan in a CIA drone strike on August 24, 2012.[1][5]

See also[edit]

East Turkestan Islamic Movement

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