organization was formed during the mid-1990s in
Kandahar, Afghanistan by Juma Namangani and Tohir
Yoldashev . The group was formed with the objective to
create an Islamic state in Uzbekistan, but as time
passed the objectives became wider and aimed to create
an Islamic state across Central Asia. The group is
affiliated with Al-Qaeda and Taliban.
 Institute for the Study of
Violent Groups (ISVG). Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU).Retrieved
on: September 24, 2013. Retrieved from: http://vkb.isvg.org/Wiki/Groups/Islamic_Movement_of_Uzbekistan_(IMU).
 National Consortium for the
Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START).Islamic
Movement of Uzbekistan (IMU).Retrieved on: September 24,
2013.Retrieved from: http://www.start.umd.edu/start/data_collections/tops/terrorist_organization_profile.asp?id=4075.