An interesting article Mentioned the growth of Islamic State (IS) as a whole. Therefore, today being September 11th, I thought I shall providence a quick overview of this to understand where this group came from. It all began in 2004 When Al Qaeda leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi forms an al-Qaeda splinter group in Iraq. After his death in 2006, Al-Zarqawi's successor, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, announces the creation of the Islamic State in Iraq. It comes under pressure from other Iraqi groups That seek to have al-Qaeda rein in its violence, as many insurgents start to turn against jihad in the Anbar Awakening. After Bin Laden's death in 2011, Islamic State in Iraq Absorbs the Syrian group Jabhat al-Nusra (in 2013). ISI leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi calls the new group the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham. It is also known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. Thus the beginning of what we see today. Would you like to know more?