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Leader Of Islamic Movement Of Uzbekistan Killed In U.S. Drone Attack

IMU militants in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz Province  in an undated photo.
IMU militants in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz Province in an undated photo.
By RFE/RL's Uzbek Service
A website associated with the Al-Qaeda-linked Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU) announced on August 4 that its leader Osman Adil was killed in a drone attack in Pakistan.

According to the site, Adil's deputy, Osman Ghazi, had succeeded him as the new leader of the group.

It is not clear when and in what circumstances Adil was killed.

The IMU is a militant Islamist group formed in 1991.

Its objective was to overthrow President Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan, and to create an Islamic state under Shari'a.

Operating out of bases in Tajikistan and Taliban-controlled areas of northern Afghanistan, the IMU launched a series of raids into southern Kyrgyzstan in 1999 and 2000.

Its training camps are currently operating in Pakistan's region of  Waziristan.
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by: Jack from: US
August 06, 2012 13:04
NATO minion

by: Bill Webb from: Phoenix Arizona USA
August 07, 2012 01:48
Just like Umarov in the North Caucasus, they want to create an islamic state under sharia law. Get a life! It's not the 7th Century any more. There's not going to be an islamic state under sharia law no matter how many innocent people you kill or how much stuff you blow up. You're just throwing your lives away along with many other people's.
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by: Jack from: US
August 07, 2012 14:06
US government does not think so, which is why US government sponsors Sunni terrorists

by: Aibek
August 10, 2012 20:06
Sadly this news is not important as the IMU keeps coming back. In fact they do not want to create anything they just want to destroy including themselves.

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