BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The Chinese military will send troops to Syria to fight against a group of Chinese jihadists fighting alongside with the Al-Qaeda linked Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham terrorist group, the official media page for the Hmaymim Airbase reported, as quoted by Telsur TV.
According to the report, an estimated 2,500 Uyghur separatists are fighting in Syria under the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP).
The Chinese military will be sending two special operation divisions, including the Tigers of Siberia, to help defeat these jihadists.
TIP is one of the largest jihadist groups operating in northwest Syria; they have participated in several offensives against the Syrian Arab Army, including the capture of Jisr Al-Shughour in the Summer of 2015.
Al-Masdar has reached out to the Syrian military for confirmation.
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