NAGs East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM)

East Turkestan Islamic Movement (ETIM)

Year Formed: 1990
Year Terminated: Still Active

Target States:

Ideational Characteristics:

Secession/Territorial Demand

External Supporters:



Narrative Summary:

There is no specific indication about when the group was founded. Foundyr is coded as 1990 because the oldest news about ETIM is from 1990.

NAG Support Dataset Code: 470

UCDP/PRIO Code: 2041


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