Map Showing Territory Controlled by ISIS

IS areas of influence, August 2014 to April 2015

“The rapid advance across Syria and Iraq by militant fighters from Islamic State (IS) in 2014 threw the region into chaos and led to US air strikes against their key positions.
The jihadist group, which has fighters from across the world, announced the establishment of a “caliphate” – an Islamic state – stretching from Aleppo in Syria to the province of Diyala in Iraq.” —BBC

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