What is ISIS?
ISIS is a terrorists group spreading throughout the middle east. While they started as an al-Qaeda offshoot in Iraq, they are now independent group. The group targeted Iraqi government, American forces in Iraq, Shia Muslims and Christians - who are considered heretics. They kill civilians of all other faiths. ISIS is one of the best finded militias, although its sources are unknown. ISIS took over the eastern city Ragga in 2012 and expanded along the Turkey boarder.
Facts about ISIS.
- It stands for Islamic State of Iraq and Syria
- Their mission is to make an Islamic State
- The leader is Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
- Targeting Christians, Shia Muslims, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Syriac and Armenian Christians, Yazidis, Druze, Shabaks, and Mandeans.
- Known for public executions and killing many people at once.
Effects of ISIS.
- Threatens the integrity of Iraq
- Setting examples for other terrorist groups
- Putting American budget in danger: $560 million on airstrikes
- Took over major oil rig in Iraq and is holding oil