MAP: How the Islamic State is carving out a new country
As the Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS) continues to seize cities in Iraq and Syria, here is a look at the radical group's strongholds and key moments that show their control over various cities. Read: U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State militants in northern Iraq
SOURCE: The Institute for the Study of War, The Long War Journal, CIA World Factbook.. GRAPHIC: Swati Sharma, Laris Karklis and Gene Thorp. Published June 11, 2014.