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Thursday, 3rd July 2014

Neo al Qaeda: The Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS)

Source: SETA

The presence of ISIS has captivated the whole world. Recently, ISIS has become the center of attention with its latest activities and confrontation with the anti-Assad forces in Syria. The organization is now being scrutinized for the scenes of violence reminiscencing (sic) of the Iraq war, the crack up of the military units under Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki, and the fall of Sunni cities in a jiff. While ISIS has put the international community in a state of confusion about its purpose and identity, the activities in Iraq and Syria have generated questions about its leadership and power, and its competition with al Qaeda has caused questions regarding its philosophy. This Perspectıve is dedicated to answering these questions in order to better understand the next round of moves by ISIS.

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Having begun his career in academic libraries, Adrian Janes has subsequently worked extensively in public libraries, chiefly in enquiry work as an Information Services librarian. In this role he has had particular responsibility for information from both the UK Government and the European Union. He wrote a detailed report on sources for the latter which was published by FreePint in 2007, and has contributed articles to FreePint and ResourceShelf. He is involved in training in information literacy and the use of online reference resources.

A Contributing Editor to DocuTicker, he also write reviews for Pennyblackmusic.

Adrian can be reached at adrian.janes@freepint.com

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