Taliban-Aligned Uzbek Militant In Syria Speaks Out Against IS

An Uzbek militant who claims to be fighting alongside the Taliban-aligned Imam Bukhori Jamaat in Syria has criticized the Islamic State (IS) group in an interview with RFE/RL’s Uzbek Service.

The militant, who communicated via the WhatsApp messaging service last week, claimed that he was in Syria. The militant would not give his name but spoke via a Syrian cellphone number.

The interview offers interesting insights into the opinions and experiences of a rank-and-file militant in the main Uzbek Islamist foreign-fighter faction in Syria.