Saturday, December 05, 2015

How ISIS Expanded Its Threat

By LIAM STACK, NOV. 14, 2015, New York Times

The Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, emerged in 2013 as an outgrowth of an Al Qaeda affiliate that fought American and Iraqi troops and waged sectarian war in Iraq.

Since then, ISIS has conquered significant parts of Syria and Iraq, declared a self-styled Caliphate and earned a reputation for extreme violence and brutality.

Now, it has taken responsibility for the terrorist attacks in Paris.

Here is a look at Times coverage of the Islamic State.

First known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, members of ISIS fought with Al Qaeda in Iraq against American troops in a sectarian insurgency that helped drive the country into civil war in 2006 and 2007.

(More here.)


Blogger Tom Koch said...

What threat? Doesn't ISIS know that they are a JV team that has been contained? Next thing you know, ISIS will break some common sense gun laws, maybe even violate a gun free zone.

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