An Overview on ISIS

ISIS forces marching.

ISIS forces marching.
Image source: ZeroFiltered.com

If you’ve been tuning in to world news, you’re pretty much aware of the organization called the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham or ISIS. Members of ISIS are responsible for much of the appalling events in the Middle East, specifically in Iraq and Syria. The most well-known of these acts include the recent beheadings of foreign journalists. In the face of near universal disapproval, both from outside and within the Middle East, their numbers continue to increase, partly from within developed countries such as France and the UK.

But exactly how much do we know about this extremist movement?

I did a bit of research on the group. It appears that its formation may be have been obscure and only gained infamy as of late. Here are some facts on ISIS which you need to know.

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