are transportation solutions that seek to exploit the strengths of multiple transportation modes through physical, information, and monetary flows that are as seamless as possible.
“islamic state stands with al-qaeda as one of the most dangerous jihadist groups, after its gains in syria and iraq.”
isis, or the islamic state of iraq and syria is a jihadist (militant) group formed out of al-qaeda.
isis has since separated from al-qaeda and became one of the leading groups fighting government forces in the area. it isn’t led by abu bakr al-baghdadi a revered tactician and battle strategist. this has led many youth in the area, and even foreigners to join them. they have considerable wealth through control of areas with oil and have even said to sell its oil to the government.
this group, isis has gained massive power leading to dissent with other militant groups in the area leading to infighting and a climbing death toll.
i think the answer is "rights".
it gave them control over the shipping and river travel from north to south and vice versa