The World 's Biggest Terrorist Group

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In two years Isis has been the cause for over 170,000 people’s death, making it today the world’s biggest terrorist group. Isis was first created in Iraq and is now slowly growing too many other countries in the world. This group is now one the biggest problems that the world faces today. Isis stands for Islamic state in Iraq and Syria. Members of Isis were first a part of al-Qaeda, then in 2013 became its own group. This paper will answer: How was Isis formed, and why is it the way it is today? “Under its former name Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis), it was formed in April 2013, growing out of al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). The organization is led by Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Little is known about him, but it is believed he was born in Samarra, north of Baghdad, in 1971 and joined the insurgency that erupted in Iraq soon after the 2003 US-led invasion. In 2010 he emerged as the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq, one of the groups that later became Isis. Baghdadi is regarded as a battlefield commander and tactician, which analysts say makes his group more attractive to young jihadists than al-Qaeda, which is led by Ayman al-Zawahiri, an Islamic theologian. IS claims to have fighters from the UK, France, Germany and other European countries, as well as the US, the Arab world and the Caucasus” (The Islamic State militant group). This quote explains how Isis was formed and how it was first organized. One of its main leaders includes a man named Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. He also tries
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