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ISIS Government Structure

ISIS Government Structure

Summer 2014 will be remembered for the establishment of an Islamic Caliphate headed by Ibrahim `Awad Ibrahim Al Badri al Samarra` i, alias Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The Caliphate is not to be limited to Iraq, Syria, Israel (Palestine), Jordan and the Levant, but its ambitions lie well beyond those limited borders.

According to the maps published by ISIS, the Islamic State will include Andalus in the West (Spain and Portugal) and stretch from North Africa – the Maghreb – (and the whole of West Africa including Nigeria) through Libya and Egypt (considered one geographical unit – Ard el Habasha (from Cameroon in the West, Central Africa, the Victoria lake states, Ethiopia and Somalia), the Hijaz (Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States), Yemen until Khurasan in the east – defined as the Central Asian Muslim Republics beginning with Azerbaijan and including Pakistan and the South west part of China, land of the Muslims of Turkish origin, the Uyghurs. The Islamic State includes also Iran and Turkey (named Anadol) in their entirety and parts of Europe (mainly the Balkans, more or less conforming to the borders of the defunct Ottoman Empire with the Austro – Hungarian territories).

The Islamic State seems to be partly composed of former military officers who served in the Iraqi Army until Saddam Hussein´s ousting.

Caliph Ibrahim Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self declared “Caliph Ibrahim”.

Abu Bajar Al Baghdadi

Caliph Ibrahim is the sole decision maker and his decisions are implemented with full authority and no reverse. He holds absolute power and does not share authority with any of his lieutenants. 




Head of Shura (Consultative) CouncilAbu Arkan al-Ameri.

This Council is supposed to include 9-11 members, all selected by Caliph Ibrahim. Theoretically, this Council can depose the Caliph but only in theory. The main task of the Council is supervising affairs of the state.

The Islamic State Institution for Public Information – The Islamic State spokesman is Abu Mohammad al-Adnani.

Abu Mohammad al-Adnani

He was born in Binnish, in the Aleppo countryside of the Idlib Governorate, in western Syria. He´s supposed 36/37 years old. He has been known to use a number of aliases: Taha al-Banshi, Jaber Taha Falah, Abu Baker al-Khatab, etc. He was one of the early fighters opposing the coalition back in 2005.




PreacherAbdullah al-Janabi is the Preacher of The Islamic State.

Abdullah al-Janabi

He´s supposed with his 60´s. He is the former Sunni chief of the Mujahedeen Shura Council in Fallujah, Iraq. He was banned from preaching by Saddam. He was supposed to be in Jordan for a long period of time but return after the fall of Fallujah to The Islamic State. He began making weekly sermons at the Saad bin Abi Waqas in northern Fallujah.



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