The Islamic State Of Iraq And Syria

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Today there is a new extremist organization that rivals even al -Qaeda (Beauchamp 1). This terror group is named the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria., or in short, ISIS. Three years ago, ISIS did not exist but now it controls parts of Iraq and Syria and has made its own state. Terror organizations like al-Qaeda are merely terrorists groups while ISIS has captured and created their own state. ISIS is a well developed organization that has shown their handiwork repeatedly on social media and YouTube (Khedery 1). ISIS is much more developed than most terror groups in that it has a, “...sophisticated command, control,propaganda, and logistics capabilities, and one that has proven its ability to take and hold strategically critical territory at the heart of the Middle East” (Khedery 1). ISIS is an international threat that can be stopped if the United States takes military action.

This war on terror has been raging since one clear day in New York. On September 11, 2001 the United States was shocked by a terrorist attack. Islamic extremists with the group al-Qaeda hijacked four airliners and used the fuel filled guided missiles to attack the United States. Two of the planes flew into the World Trade Center in New York. One plane hit the Pentagon outside of Washington D.C. while the last crashed in a field in Pennsylvania (9-11 attacks 1).

At 8:45 a.m. on September 11, an American Airlines Boeing 767 crashed into the north World Trade Center building. The

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