Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Beijing report says Chinese Muslims are fighting in Syria

Chinese Muslim separatists from the northwest region of Xinjiang are battling Syrian government forces alongside al-Qaida and other extremist groups, an official Chinese newspaper reported Monday.

Radicals among China's ethnic Turkic Uighur minority have been traveling to Syria since May to join the fighting on trips organized by groups opposed to Beijing's rule over Xinjiang, the Global Times reported Monday.

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/china/national-news/2012/10/30/359264/Beijing-report.htm