Published on 11 Jun 2014 | over 2 years ago
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, (ISIL), is a jihadist group active in Iraq and Syria seeking to establish a Islamic caliphate. As an al-Qaeda offshoot with thousands of Arab and foreign fighters under its wing, it has emerged as one of the most powerful groups in the region. It controls several cities in Iraq, and parts of northern Syria. Al Jazeera's Omar Al Saleh reports.