See the Terrifying ISIS Map Showing Its 5-Year Expansion Plan

ISIS wants to take over parts of Africa, Europe and the Middle East.

ByABC News
July 3, 2014, 10:50 AM

— -- The Islamic militant group currently marching across Iraq trying to seize territory in order to create an Islamic state has purportedly published a map showing their plans for the next five years.

The maps were widely shared on Twitter this past weekend showing parts of Africa, the Middle East, and even Europe shaded in black, to represent the territories that ISIS hopes will be part of its Sunni-run state.

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ISIS stands for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, and is a militant group that currently has fighters in Syria and Iraq trying to seize territory.

The maps were published at the same time that ISIS announced the creation of a caliphate, or Islamic state, spanning the territory they control in Iraq and Syria.

However, there have been reports about the veracity of the map, with some claiming that this is not ISIS' official five-year plan but rather a fantasy.