The Islamic State, otherwise known as ISIS and ISIL, is a hardline Sunni jihadist group with past ties to al Qaeda in Iraq. The group has conquered large areas of territory in Iraq and Syria, and has announced it intends to reestablish the caliphate and has declared its leader, the shadowy Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, as the caliph.
Cash flows in to the terror army to the tune of at least $1 million each day, while they have already seized U.S. weapons during its advances on Mosul and other major cities in Iraq. With an estimated $2 billion cash-on-hand, the Islamic State is an extremely well-funded terrorist group that poses a major threat of international crisis for the U.S. and the world. Learn about their rise to power and the toll they’ve taken thus far by viewing the infographic below courtesy of Infographic World.