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- Author: Robert Sedgwick
- Publication Date: 11-2015
- Content Type: CIAO Focus
- Institution: Columbia International Affairs Online
- Abstract: A brief overview and timeline examining the origins and trajectory of the little known terror group that was initially shunned and finally disowned by al-Qaeda as it developed into the world's most feared militant Muslim organization.
- Topic: Islam, Post Colonialism, Terrorism, War, Counterinsurgency, ISIS, Islamic State
- Political Geography: Iraq, Middle East, Syria