Caliphate reborn? The Rise of ISIS

The Rise of ISIS

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist organization has garnered considerable attention in recent months as it has swept across much of northern Syria and Iraq. It has also become notorious for its numerous human rights violations including abductions, beheadings, and wholesale massacres of civilians. This presentation examines the ‘mindset’ behind these actions. It also places the group within the broader context of the recent history of Syria and Iraq.

 

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