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June 13th, 2014
08:07 PM ET

Group behind Iraqi violence headed by the "next bin Laden"

As the struggle for control in Iraq continues, we're getting a sense of what life is like for those in areas under militant control.

The group behind the violence is called The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, and they're a splinter group from al Qaeda. They sent out a list of rules for those now living under their rule, which states that all women must stay indoors unless absolutely necessary, common criminals can be crucified, and thieves will face amputation.

Their larger goal is to establish an Islamic state in the region that adheres strictly to Sharia law.

Former CIA analyst Nada Bakos and Richard Barrett, a former British intelligence officer who headed the United Nations Monitoring Team of Al-Qaeda and the Taliban are OutFront.


Filed under: International • Iraq • National Security
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