The ISIS Hierachy - Organised Network With A Chain Of Command Down To Foot Soldiers
September 19, 2014
The ISIS family tree: Sinister and organised network that begins with 'the caliph' and continues with a rigid chain of command down to foot soldiers
Jihadist group uses a strict hierarchical system to manage terror operations
Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has two deputies - one for both Syria and Iraq
Has also appointed 'cabinet' of advisers and team of 24 regional governors
Each governor appoints a team of captains to ensure diktats are carried out
Another group - the Shura Council - advises on religious and military affairs
These men are powerful enough to even 'sack' Baghdadi if they so decide
By John Hall for MailOnline
Published: 02:37 EST, 19 September 2014 | Updated: 05:30 EST, 19 September 2014
Commanding an area larger than Britain with a population of more than four million brutally oppressed citizens, Islamic State terrorists use a strict hierarchical system to manage operations.
Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has appointed a rigid chain of command beneath him, divided into separate councils responsible for everything from the sale of oil, to internal communications and decisions on which prisoners to execute and how.
The highly detailed information on exactly how the terror group operates, as well as the names of Baghdadi's deputies and department heads, stems from the discovery of a USB stick inside the home of Abu Abdul Rahman al-Bilawi - the now deceased former-head of ISIS' military operations in Iraq.
Structure: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi employs a network of deputies, councils and executives with the power to act on the ISIS leader's behalf. These senior militants are believed to give orders to a group of 24 regional governors, who in turn head 'councils' managing everything from the sale of oil, to the treatment of prisoners