The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)

In the early years of the blunder known as the Iraq War, Al Qaeda in Iraq originated from a Sunni extremist group called al-Tawhid wal-Jihad lead by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi. In the 90’s Zarqawi and his terrorist cell was a group of amateurs with more ideology than ability – the 1999 failed bombing in Amman, Jordan was proof of that.

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