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In this project, I will discuss about “ISIS”


Ø  Introduction

Ø  History

Ø  Origin

Ø  Leaders

Ø  Groups Allied With ISIS

Ø  Income source

Ø  Paris attack And Reason behind it.

Ø  ISIS and Syria

Ø  ISIS and Iraq

Ø  Recruitment Strategy

Ø  Social Media

Ø  Organization Success

Ø  Future Goal

Ø  Strategy to Defeat

Ø  Conclusion


The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, also known as
the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria or Islamic State of Iraq and Al-Sham,
Islamic State and by its Arabic language acronym Daaish, is a Salafi and
Wahhabi. This organization has emerged from radical Sunni Jihadists in Iraq ,
who fought under the banner “Al-Qaeda” in Iraq

Leader : Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Founder : Abu Musab al-Zarqawi

Founded : 1999

Motto : baqiyawatatamadad  ( remaining and expanding )

Anthem : ‘My Nation, Dawn Has Appeared”

Originated as : Jama’at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad (1999 )

Headquarters : Raqqa, Syria, Sirte, Libya


History :

Formation ( 1999 )

Joined Al-Qaeda ( October 2004 )

Declaration of an Islamic State in Iraq ( 13 October 2006 )

Claim of territory in the Levant ( 8 April 2013 )

Separated from Al-Qaeda ( 3 February 2014 )

Declaration of “Caliphate” ( 29 June 2014)

Claim of territory in Libya , Egypt , Algeria , Saudi Arabia , and Yeman .
( 13 November 2014 )


This organization did not start a new group almost
many peoples were already former of Al-Qeuda( 2004 ) . they were trained
fighters  having experience  in battle field more than a decade.


Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi (real name is Ibrahim
Al-badri, also known as Abu douaa)

Abu Ayman Al-Iraqi ( In reality he is leading the
fighter of this organization, and also a member of military council )

Abu Ahmed Al-Alwani( the real name of this person
is Waleed Jassem Al-Alwani, also member of military council )


1. Pakistan: ( Jandullah, shahidulahshahid group,
Tehrik-e-Khilafat ) 

2. Afghanistan : ( Salafi Taliban )

3. Libya : ( Ansar Al-Shariah )

4. Indonesia : ( Abu Bakar Bashir )

5. Nigeria : ( Boko Haram )

6. Uzbekistan : Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan(IMU)

7.  Egypt : (
Gamah Islamiyah )

8. Philippines : ( Ansar Bait-ul-Maqdis )



1.Oil and extortion

2.Kidnapping ( lots of journalist have
been kidnapped and badly Killed by this Organization )

3.Robbery ( According to different
estimates, in june 2014,  900 millions
dollars to 2 billion dollars were robbed by a gunmen from branch of Central
bank of Iraq )

According to the Federal Drug Control
Service in Russia.One billion dollars is the annual income of transporting
heroin from Afghanistan to Europe.

US and Middle East are the two main target of this
Organization. One of ISIS’s messages to the U.S is “We will drown all of
you into blood”. It is evident that on the morning of 7 January 2015, two
ISIS militants came into the Charlie Hebdo building and killed 11 people and
injured another 11 people

Paris Attack :

13 November 2015 , Terrorist attacked
Paris, 130 people were killed and 368 injured, 80-90 were severely injured. And
seven terrorist were killed during this action


1.France is taking more part in Africa to fight
against JIHAD .

2.France’s Mali Anti-Jihad operation .

3.France is the more interventionist from the
western power .




Syria being a Sunni majority country is ruled by a Shia President
Bashar al Assad since 2000 and even before him Syria was ruled by his father
Hafez al-Assad from 1971 onwards. • The civil war started in 2011 and this gave
Turkey an opportunity by which it allowed a southern border with Syria so
porous that it offered ISIS and the al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra what
amounted to a logistical safe zone • In March 2013, it took over the Syrian
city of Raqqa – the first provincial capital to fall under rebel control. •
Iran backed Hezbollah are pro Assad • The Russia is continuing its air strike
on ISIS in North-eastern Syria • The Saudi and Qatar govt. are funding Sunni
militias to fight against Assad. Even U.S.A is calling for the resignation of
Assad rather than regime change, because it has seen the failure of it in Iraq.
• US-backed Syrian rebels have also begun advancing on IS stronghold, the city
of Raqqa, in northern Syria.


ISIS and IRAQ • IS grew out of what was AQI, which was formed by Sunni
militants after the US-led invasion in 2003 and became a major force in the
country’s sectarian war. • Since Shia Arabs are majority (60-65%), Sunnis are
32-37%. • Paul Bremer idea of De-Baathification and the disbanding of Iraqi
army gave ISIS new leaders to fight in their Jihad. As all these were the
associates of Saddam Hussein. • More than half of the leadership of ISIS was
present in Camp bucca, Camp nama and Camp cropper. Maj. Gen. Douglas Stone,
prison commander in Iraq mentions the camps as a Jihadi University. • Iraqi
special forces and army units have liberated the eastern half of Mosul and are
now advancing into the western part of the city. • Brig Gen YahyaRasool, a
military spokesman, said the extremist group currently controls less than
12,000 square miles (30,000sq. km) in Iraq, or 6.8 per cent of the country’s


They try to convince Muslims all around the world
that West specially US is at war with Islam. This has been the prominent reason
which has helped in the recruitment of Jihadis.

Methods used for Recruitment :





The study of social media and internet searches (
covering Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Google ) and found that the  people age of 16 to 30 years take more
interest in global terror outfi


.He is quickly diffusing in the social media
with a message to Kill all Hindus in India.


• According to the U.S. State Department, 68 player in the
organization playing there role to contributing either military forces or

• the Fighting strength has reduced to an estimate of 12,000 to 15,000
fighters in Iraq and Syria.

• In 2017 the organization has lost around 60% of the populated
territory held in Iraq, and around 30% of the populated territory held in

• The oil and gas resource are being targeted which is forcing ISIS to
call for foreign donations.

The Future Goals:

They want to take control of North
Africa, most of the Indian Subcontinent, parts of Europe, middle East, within
the next five years ( 2020 ).They control over in Iraq and Syria with
approximated collection of 2.8 million to 5.3 million people

Foundation of new Islamic State

Muslim should live under one Islamic
State that is ruled by Sharia Laws

Strategy to defeat ISIS :

1. Start with the U.S and Russia and then bring in Iran and Saudi Arabia.

2. Move beyond air strikes.

3. Support the moderate opposition in Syria and end the civil war.

4. Exploit the Islamic State’s weaknesses.

5. Establish an Iraqi national guard.

6. Push Turkey to play a bigger role.

7. De-radicalization centers.

8. UN need to play a major role.


The main goals
are to establish a caliphate, expand territory, and conquer other countries.
The threats are to kill westerners and Muslim cities and make
them believe in their theology. ISIS is being stopped and overall
ISIS is still rising but it is being slowed down dramatically. ISIS was created
by Abu Ayyub al-Masri and when he started ISIS his main goal(which is the
same today) is to establish an Islamic Caliphate. Overall, It is a very
dangerous organization but if taken care of properly, they can be stopped.
I will prefer that inhuman activities should.