Fully Revised & Updated Edition of theNew York TimesBestselling and Highly Praised Book on ISIS With newly added material and breaking news including: -Interview with a former ISIS spymaster -Why ISIS is targeting Europe and the US -What Russia wants in Syria -Revelations on the brutal ideology of ISIS With brutal attacks inlast year across the globe-Brussels,Paris, Beirut,Egypt, Turkey-the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)has proved itself the greatest terrorist threat in the world today.They have conquered massive territories in Syria andIraq in a bid to create a new Muslim caliphate under thestrict dictates of Sharia law. In this fully revised and updated edition ofISIS: Insidethe Army of Terror, American journalist Michael Weiss andSyrian analyst Hassan Hassan explain how these violentextremists evolved from a nearly defeated Iraqi insurgentgroup into a jihadi army of international volunteers who,with slickly produced murder videos, are spreading violenceand mayhem across the globe. Beginning with theearly days of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the founder of ISIS'sfirst incarnation, Weiss and Hassan explain who the keyplayers are-from their leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to theformer Saddam Baathists in their ranks-where they comefrom, how they have attracted both local and global support,and how they operate-from their social media strategy totheir illicit oil revenues. As money and materiel continue toflow into the region to combat the ISIS's spreading terror,other forces-Assad's regime, Russian planes, Iranian QudsForces, and other Shiite militias-are gaining power and usingthe fight against ISIS as a means to leverage theiragenda in the region. Political and military maneuvering by the United States,Iraq, Iran, Syria, and Russia have fueled ISIS's explosive expansion.In five new chapters, the authors delve further intothe inner workings of the Army of Terror and what it is like tolive under their ever-tightening rule. With invaluable and exclusiveinsider information, the authors explore the IslamicState's enigmatic recruitment and training methods, the impactof their military successes and failures, and how theystructure and empower home-grown cells worldwide tocarry out their terror. Drawing on original interviews withformer US military officials and current ISIS fighters-andbrand-new interviews with a former ISIS spy, as well asKurdish and Yazidi survivors of the ISIS's assault on northernIraq-the authors reveal the internecine struggles withinthe movement itself, as well as ISIS's bloody hatred of ShiiteMuslims, which is generating another sectarian war inthe region. A new generation of terror has dawned in theworld and to understand how to stop it, we must understandwho they are.