How will US removal of Turkestan Islamic Party from terrorism list affect Syrian file?
The Turkestan Islamic Party, which is mainly made up of fighters from the Uighur minority in China and is one the largest non-Syrian fighting group in Idlib, has been removed from the US terrorist exclusion list.
Chinese Communist Party official Pamir Abdul Rahman gestures toward weapons seized from East Turkestan Islamic Movement separatists, Sept. 15, 2003, at an anti-terrorism exhibit in Hotan, in northwest China's Xinjiang province. Ethnic tension between the Muslim Uighurs who largely inhabit Xinjiang and Han Chinese is part of the history of this desolate region in central Asia. - FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images