How ISIS sows 'global panic,' and other facts about the jihadist group

September 4, 2014 12:34 PM

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How ISIS sows 'global panic,' and other facts about the jihadist group

The black-clad jihadist group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) made international headlines in June when it captured several Iraqi cities in quick succession, killed members of other sects or religions and imposed a harsh form of Shariah law.

Its notorious reputation has only grown in recent weeks, after the release of videos showing the beheadings of U.S. journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff. ISIS has threatened to carry out more killings of Americans if the U.S. continues to target the group with airstrikes.

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