An Islamic state is a state that has adopted Islam, specifically Sharia, as its foundations for political institutions, or laws, exclusively, and has implemented the islamic ruling system khilafah (Arabic خلافة). - Source: Wikipedia
In October, the Islamic State group said it was behind the killing of two opposition activists in the southern Turkish city of Sanliurfa.
Britain, France and Italy have floated the idea of sending troops to Libya to defeat the Islamic State, but they have said Libyan leaders must first form a unity government that would focus the country on fighting the extremists.
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