SYRIA CRISIS

INFOGRAPHIC: Syria and the Islamic State explained - the oil, the money, who's fighting who

The rise to power of the Islamic State has echoes of the cold war with the allies of Russia and the United States facing off against each other in the oil-rich region. Here we look at how Islamic State evolved and the complicated web of regional alliances as well as its impact on the international community. Armed fighters threaten Syria and are within striking distance of Iraq

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 21 October, 2015, 10:06am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 21 October, 2015, 10:14am
INFOGRAPHIC: Syria and the Islamic State explained - the oil, the money, who's fighting who