11. The goal of ISIS is to create a new radical Islamic State.
ISIS wishes to establish an Islamic caliphate across parts of Syria and Iraq. ISIS runs its own courts, schools and controls all public services like water and electricity. It imposes an extreme interpretation of Sharia law on land it controls.
12. Al Qaeda cut ties with ISIS.
The extreme violence and terrorism of ISIS, including floggings, beheadings and amputations has hurt the ‘branding’ of al-Qaeda, who cut all ties with ISIS and announced they had no affiliation or control with the radical organization.