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What We Know About Islamic State, Its Deadly Reach

The group behind the horrifying attacks in Paris has been spreading death and destruction in large parts of Iraq and Syria since 2013.  The group, known alternately as Islamic State, ISIS, ISIL and Daesh, has become notorious for its brutality, including mass killings, abductions and beheadings. We look at some facts behind its rise and spread. What are its origins? Islamic State got its start after the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq. The Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi...

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