CHINA-SYRIA: CHINA TO SEND SPECIAL FORCES TO SYRIA TO FIGHT ETIM

The Saudi-founded, London-based media company Asharq Al-Awsat reported from Beirut on November 29, 2017, that China will soon its Special Forces to Syria to participate in countering terrorism of the Islamic East Turkestan Movement in the Damascus countryside. It said the Hmeimim Russian Military Base in west Syria had posted the information on its official Facebook page. The post said China's Ministry of National Defense intends to send two units, known as the “Tigers of Siberia” and the “Night Tigers” from the Special Operations Forces, to aid Syrian regime troops against the Islamic East Turkestan Movement that was sighted aiding terrorist groups in Syria. 

(Comment: There are an estimated 2,500 Islamic East Turkestan Movement militants operating in Syria.)






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