A relative newcomer to politics, wealthy businessman Slim Riahi is expected to do well in Sunday's presidential poll.
Why does Al Jazeera English not use material produced by group's PR machine? Because it is the responsible thing to do.
It is easy to forget those listed dead and injured are real, but recently the reality was brought home to our reporter.
Apparent killing of Peter Kassig and 12 Syrians is further proof that for ISIL it is their way or no way at all.
The group does have popular support on the ground, but will have to tread carefully to find its place in the new Syria.
In audio clip, man purporting to be self-styled caliph makes no mention of rumours of his death or injury in air strike.
Displaced community needs more than donations, namely security and the promise of a new life free from persecution.
The interests of the US and Iran are converging as they both back the war on a common enemy, ISIL, but for how long?
All that is left after battles for control of Rabia are empty shells of bullet-ridden buildings and demolished houses.
The birthplace of the Arab Spring holds elections on Sunday. The Arab world is once again waiting for inspiration.
What happens after bombs stop falling, and those who waged war on ISIL are left to make sure history does not repeat?