Islamic Caliphate Established Across Syria, Northern Iraq

The Obama administration’s failure to secure a status-of-forces agreement with the government of Iraq, or to take decisive action in Syria to end that civil war, has provided al-Qaida an opportunity to fulfill its dream of creating an new Islamic Caliphate governed under Sharia law — and it is a direct threat to U.S. national security, according to the Daily Caller.

'Islamic Emirate' Being Planned as ISIS Threatens Iraqi Water Supply

Opposition sources said ISIS, deemed the most powerful Al Qaida franchise in the Middle East, has captured a swathe of territory from the northern city of Aleppo to the Iraqi border. They said the corridor would enable a flow of fighters and weapons from Syria to Iraq. "We plan to establish an Islamic emirate in the Levant," ISIS commander Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi said.