Brief Info About The Notorious ISIS or ISIL

Posted: November 18, 2014 in ARTICLE

This is an Islamic terrorist group no doubt but how well do you know them??
The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and Islamic State of Iraq and Levant is a Sunni, extremist, self-identified jihadist group, unrecognized state and self-proclaimed caliphate based in Iraq and Syria in the Middle East having Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as its leader.
They are gaining support in Iraq in the context of perceived economic and political discrimination against Iraqi Sunnis.
The group’s original aim and purpose was to establish an Islamic state in Sunni-majority regions of Iraq. Following its involvement in the Syrian Civil War, this expanded to include controlling Sunni-majority areas of Syria.
The group was founded in 1999 by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi under the name Jamāʻat al-Tawḥīd wa-al-Jihād, “The Organization of Monotheism and Jihad”.
In October 2004, al-Zarqawi swore loyalty to Osama bin Laden and changed the name of the group to Tanẓīm Qāʻidat al-Jihād fī Bilād al-Rāfidayn, “The Organization of Jihad’s Base in the Country of the Two Rivers” or “The Organization of Jihad’s Base in Mesopotamia”, more commonly known as Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI).
Although the group has never called itself “Al-Qaeda in Iraq”, this name has frequently been used for it through its various incarnations.
In March 2011, protests began in Syria against the government of Bashar al-Assad. In the following months, violence between demonstrators and security forces led to a gradual militarisation of the conflict. In August 2011, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi began sending Syrian and Iraqi ISI members experienced in guerilla warfare across the border into Syria in order to establish an organization inside the country. Led by a Syrian known as Abu Muhammad al-Jawlani, this group began to recruit fighters and establish cells throughout the country. On 23 January 2012, the group announced its formation as Jabhat al-Nusra li Ahl as-Sham—Jabhat al-Nusra—more commonly known as al-Nusra Front. Al-Nusra grew rapidly into a capable fighting force with popular support among Syrians opposed to the Assad regime.[87]
They have killed lots of Syrian soldiers and Kurdish fighters and Iraqi soldiers in their recent takeovers in both Syria and Iraq.
USA has sent fighters to aid in the fight against this terrorist group to Iraq.
The funny thing is that even Al-Qaeda is now resenting ISIS because of their “high rate of terrorism” so to say.

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