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Islamic State

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) also known as

Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)



Active: 1999 to present

Leader: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Area of operations: Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon

Size: estimated between 47,600–257,900


isis map


Map of Syrian Civil War, Iraq War, and Lebanese Insurgency: dark gray areas indicate ISIS controlled regions (click on image for map key and more detailed explanation).

Map by BlueHypercane761 via Wikimedia Commons

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