Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant

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Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) is a terrorist organization that operates in Iraq and Syria. Founded by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, it grew out of al Qaeda in Iraq[1] and the current name ISIS has been used since its split and rebuke by al Qaeda commanders in April 2013[2] for excess brutality. Its current leader is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

It has been fighting in the Syrian Civil War against Bashar al-Assad and is known for killing Christians in Syria.[3]

In 2014 it took control of the Iraqi cities of Fallujah and Mosul. Since then Christians in Mosul have to pay "Protection taxes" for their faith.[4]

References

  1. http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/06/10/229948/some-answers-about-the-islamic.html#emlnl=Morning_Newsletter
  2. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-24179084
  3. http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/majid-rafizadeh/killings-of-christians-by-islamists-doubled-in-2013/
  4. http://www.aina.org/news/20140627135156.htm
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