Islamic State in Iraq and Syria

Stephanie Teffeteller

Their Goal

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  • Change the current form of government
  • Caliphate: "an Islamic form of government that first came into being after Muhammad's death under Abu Bakr and saw its last manifestation in the Ottoman Empire"
  1. Muslim world
  2. Entire world


  • Terror
  1. Public floggings and executions
  2. Omnipotent presence
  3. Other attacks such as that on Abu Ghraib and Taji prisons on July 22, 2013 (hundreds of prisioners escaped including some members of al Queda
  • Social media
  • News
  • Providing services to those in the territories they rule
  1. Toys for children
  2. Bus services
  3. Food rationing


Six identified field commanders

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Works Cited

Carr, David. "With Videos of Killings, ISIS Hones Social Media as a Weapon." The New York Times. The New York Times, 7 Sept. 2014. Web. 7 Sept. 2014. <>.

"Exclusive: Top ISIS leaders revealed." Al Arabiya News. N.p., 13 Feb. 2014. Web. 7 Sept. 2014. <>.

Lister, Tim. "ISIS: The first terror group to build an Islamic state?." CNN. Cable News Network, 1 Jan. 1970. Web. 7 Sept. 2014. <>.

Lister, Tim. "Terrorists Stealing Control of Iraq." 2014. JPG file.

"The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham.":: Aymenn Jawad Al-Tamimi. N.p., n.d. Web. 7 Sept. 2014. <>.