Authors: Giorgi Goguadze; Sergi Kapanadze
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), or simply the Islamic State (hereafter referred to as Daesh) has been a considerate and complex threat to the modern world since June 2014.
Daesh controls some critical infrastructure on both Syrian and Iraqi territories. The organization has a strict hierarchical rule under the leadership of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Currently, Daesh unites more than 30,000 “soldiers,” while the main corps of officers and field commanders is composed of veterans and militaries of Saddam Hussein’s army.