isisteritoryMonapo Mokose & Hussein Solomon
(Department of Political Studies and Governance,
University of the Free State, Republic of South Africa)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies ( – Publication date on 14 November 2015

The advent of the month of June in 2014 coincided with an occasion that injected into the global community, a terror and distress whose intensity would only be aggravated by the corresponding events that succeeded it. Mosul, Iraq's second largest city was captured, with the Shia-dominated Iraqi forces that had been instated there, driven out (Baloch, 2015: 13). The architecture of this occasion, the Islamic State (ISIS) would go on to declare itself to be a worldwide caliphate on the 29th of that same month (African Defence Forum, 2015: 38). Read more

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