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The fast advancement made by the Al-Qaeda inspired rebel group - Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) - is creating a chaotic situation for the whole region and the world. They are advancing terribly fast while capturing major cities of Iraq, a country which is already in a shattered state. The ISIS, driven by Sunni sentiments and Islamic ideology, aims at setting up a new state stretching across the Syria-Iraq border. The ISIS has already caught the imagination across the Sunni world, especially among young Sunni men in bordering countries. But the bigger impact of such act will be seen in coming days.
The current crisis in Iraq is the result of a bigger Shia-Sunni rivalry and conflict in West Asian region, which has always affected the world order.
Before the commencement of Arab Spring, it was Sunni-Shia sectarian rivalry that preoccupied most political analysts of the Middle East.
Indeed, Arab Spring brought about some changes but now it is a new situation where Sunnis are feeling the threat of growing Shia dominance in the region.
Thus, the growing tensions and occasional clashes between the two main strands of Islam have been major concerns. In fact, the Syria situation has emerged into a new battleground outside Syria.
With secret back up and deep pockets, ISIS militants have seized control of every major border crossing from Syria into
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