Written by Saqib ShahzadISIS is the name of a jihadi group that does terrorist activities in Iraq and Syria. This group has been a part of al - Qeada but due to internal hitches it got seperated from al - Qeada and in 2013 this group was officially founded with name of ISIS.Abu Bakar al - Baghdadi is the leader of ISIS. He is believed to have been born near Samarra, Iraq in 1971. Reports show that he was a cleric in a mosque in the city around the time of the US - led invasion in 2003. Some believe he was already a militant jihadist during the rule of Saddam Hussein. Others suggest he was radicalized during the four years he was held at Camp Bucca, a US facility in southern Iraq where many al - Qaeda commanders were detained. In October 2011, the US officially designated Baghdadi as " terrorist " and offered a $10m(£5.8m; 7.3m euros) reward for information leading to his capture or death. ISIS forces depend on thousands of fighters who belong to western countries like Germany, England, France, and the United States. The number of active militants in the group is estimated to be between 20,000 and 31,500 people. ISIS group fights against Iraq and Sham’s army to get control over the area and in March of 2013 captured the city of Raqqa. This was the first city that ISIS took control of. In 2014, ISIS took advantage of Shia Sunni clashes in Iraq and captured Flonga, a city in Iraq province of Anbar. They expanded their territories day by day and take control over areas between Iraqi and Syrian border.READ MORE:New evidence suggests imminent collapse of ISISSince June of 2014 ISIS has consolidated control over Iraq’s second - biggest city, Mosul, and some analysts asserted that it has become the group’s new capital. But in Mosul, which has a population of more than a million people, there is still a degree of power - sharing with other Sunni groups, and in many parts of Iraq, ISIS faces military threats from Shia militias, the Kurdish Peshmerga, the ragtag Iraqi army, and some Sunni tribes, as well as theUS - led coalition.According to ISIS’s distorted interpretation of sharia law, women must wear a veil, men must not have pictures on their t-shirts, smoking is banned, shops must close for the five prayer times (as happens in Saudi Arabia), and only women can work in women’s clothes shops. Since August women need a mahram, a male companion, to go out. Adherence to the rules is monitored by an all-women brigade called al-Khansa and a male Hisbeh force—two women from the city told me Saudi members, who come from a country with the version of Islam closest to the ISIS worldview and that has religious police, are often the most vocal about moral transgressions. The goal of ISIS is to extend its rules over the entire Muslim world. All that makes ISIS distinctly different from the rustic Pakistani and Afghan Taliban movements. The context of their respective wars also varies significantly. Although Pakistani and Afghan Taliban share the same retrogressive ideological worldview, even these two groups have some divergences. What is common among all three groups, however, is the use of terrorism as a major weapon to achieve their objectives. The sectarian agenda of ISIS has already triggered the process of fragmentation of Iraq, which was unthinkable a few years ago. So the dream of uniting the Muslim world under a ‘caliphate’ is nothing more than a wild fantasy. What is most worrisome, however, is the creation of a new generation of global jihadists. There is a genuine concern that thousands among the foreign militants fighting in Iraq and Syria may trigger a new wave of terrorism when they return to their home countries.