Thursday, June 26, 2014

JCPA analyst: 1,000 Chinese jihadists training in Pakistan


The Jerusalem Post - 06/25/2014

Analyst was speaking to a delegation of high-level Chinese visitors, including members of the
Communist Party's central committee.

Some 1,000 Chinese jihadists are receiving military training at a base in Pakistan, as an indeterminate number of Chinese nationals are already fighting inside Syria, Jacques Neriah told a top-flight delegation from China visiting the country.
Neriah, a Middle East analyst at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA) who was formerly foreign policy adviser to Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, presented material to his guests on the role of thousands of Chinese jihadists in the Syrian civil war, as well as on the involvement of volunteers from Uzbekistan and other Central Asian states surrounding China.