A year ago, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria began a destructive campaign to gain control of large swathes of Iraq and Syria, leading to thousands of deaths and displaced millions of people.
Here is how the year of offensives unraveled, beginning with the siege of Iraq’s second city of Mosul exactly a year ago today.
MAjor events since ISIS began its aggressive campaign infographic
ISIS militants attack ancient artifacts with sledgehammers in the Ninevah Museum in Mosul, Iraq. (File Photo: AP)