Wiki: Gulmurod Khalimov

Gulmurod Khalimov

Birth name Gulmurod Khalimov
Born April 14, 1975 (age 41)
Varzob, Tajik SSR, Soviet Union
Allegiance Tajikistan (unkown–2015)
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (2015–present)
Service/branch Ministry of Internal Affairs
Rank Lieutenant colonel (Tajikistan)
Commands held OMON

Lieutenant-Colonel Gulmurod Salimovich Khalimov is a Tajiki man who was commander of Tajikistan's Interior Ministry OMONpolice special forces and is now a leader in the Islamic State.[1][2][3]

He was born 14 May 1975 in Varzob, Tajikistan, then part of the Soviet Union.[4]
US training[edit]
From 2003 to 2014, Khalimov participated in five counterterrorism training courses in the United States and in Tajikistan, through the United States Department of State's Diplomatic Security/Anti-Terrorism Assistance program.[5]
Islamic State[edit]

He disappeared in late April 2015, and surfaced May 28, 2015 in an Islamic State video.[6]
Tajik reaction[edit]

Tajik Prosecutor-General Manuchehr Makhmudzod announced on May 29, 2015 that a probe had been opened into Halimov's activities. The Prosecutor-General's Office said on June 3 that Colonel Gulmuro Halimov is wanted for crimes including high treason and illegal participation in military actions abroad. "Acting for mercenary means, he joined the international terrorist organization calling itself Islamic State," the statement said.[7][8]

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